Deputy Sheriffs must be provided with certain rights, just as all citizens are. Complaints must be supported by sufficient evidence. If there is insufficient evidence to prove an allegation, the employee will be cleared of the charge.
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No, but if a person deliberately makes a false complaint and statement against a member, that person may be criminally prosecuted or civilly liable.
The complainant and the department employee will be notified that the case is under investigation.
The complainant will be informed as to the outcome of their complaint.
Depending on the severity of the conduct, dispositions of the investigation can range from retraining, to evaluations, to discipline.