Under The Pobar Act Can An Investigation Be Re-Opened After It Was Closed?

Notwithstanding the one­year time period, an investigation may be reopened against an officer if significant new evidence has been discovered that is likely to affect the outcome of the investigation and (1) that evidence could not have reasonably been discovered in the normal course of the investigation without resorting to extraordinary measures by the employer or (2) the evidence resulted from the officer`s pre­disciplinary response or procedure. (An officer should consult with his or her union or appropriate counsel before giving a pre­disciplinary response.)

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