To submit a complaint against an Investigator of the Ninth Circuit Solicitors Office, please complete the form below. This is not a forum to submit complaints against members of other law enforcement agencies.
The Ninth Circuit Solicitors Office has implemented an internal procedure, which provides for a diligent, systematic inquiry of complaints received. It is by this process that valid complaints are separated from allegations, which are false, so that corrective measures may be utilized to provide quality service and instill the community’s confidence in the Ninth Circuit Solicitors Office.
A complaint may be made by any individual either by telephone, in writing, or in person. The complainant may choose to identify themselves or remain anonymous.
Ninth Circuit Solicitors Office
101 Meeting Street, Suite 400
Charleston, SC 29401
A thorough investigation will be conducted of the events surrounding the incident in question.
Citizens who accuse an Investigator of the Ninth Circuit Solicitors Office of committing a crime, violating a person’s civil rights, dereliction of duty or acts of gross misconduct will be given the opportunity to present their complaint to the Chief Investigator and/or Solicitor. Upon completion of a thorough investigation, the complainant will be notified by letter of the disposition of the complaint. This procedure generally requires thirty (30) days. At the conclusion of the investigation, the findings will be forwarded to the Solicitor or designee.
Summary of Complaint Procedures:
Dispositions of Complaints:
Not Involved - Investigator was not present at the time of the alleged misconduct.
Unfounded - The investigation proved that the act or acts alleged did not occur.
Exonerated - The acts, which provide the basis for the complaint, occurred; however, the investigation revealed that they were justified, lawful, and proper.
Not Sustained - Investigation failed to disclose sufficient evidence to prove the allegation made in the complaint.
Sustained - The investigation disclosed sufficient evidence to prove clearly the allegations made in the complaint.