The OAG Investigations Division is pursuing accreditation from CALEA (the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies) as part of our agency’s commitment to excellence. Public comments and more information are available here.
Office of Special Investigation
The Office of Special Investigation (OSI) investigates every death in the State of New York that may have been caused by a police officer or a peace officer (peace officers includes corrections officers). If OSI concludes that an officer caused a death, OSI will either present evidence to a grand jury for consideration of criminal charges, or publish a report explaining why the evidence in the case does not warrant presentation to a grand jury. If a grand jury returns an indictment, OSI proceeds to prosecute the case.
Law Enforcement Misconduct Investigative Office
The Law Enforcement Misconduct Investigative Office (LEMIO) safeguards public safety and civil rights by preventing and remedying misconduct by law enforcement. LEMIO investigates reports of wrongdoing in the state’s more than 500 law enforcement agencies and recommends reforms. LEMIO was created by Executive Law section 75.