Deputy Police Chief Scott Brewer issued the following announcement on Wednesday, as it pertains to the department’s internal investigation. This began following the arrest of local chiropractor David Allen Russell and complaints that earlier reports of misconduct by Russell went unanswered.
Click here for a story by WFAA.com and read below for the complete statement by MPD:
Ongoing Internal Investigation
The top priority of the McKinney Police Department (MPD) is the safety of our community. In keeping with our commitment to update the public regarding the ongoing internal investigation concerning complaints made to the MPD regarding David Allen Russell, we are releasing some preliminary findings as a result of the internal investigation.
First, one of the most important findings to note is that our Criminal Investigation Division (CID) has reviewed all referrals from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) received since January 1, 2011, and determined that no other referrals went without the proper response.
Second, as we move forward, the following procedures, workflows and functions have been identified as areas of emphasis:
–Receiving, tracking, assigning and following up on all credible information received into the department regardless of the medium – this includes walk-ins at the Public Safety Building.
–Centralizing the function of assigning DFPS referrals.
–Identifying training opportunities for improved customer service.
At a minimum, the emphasis in these areas will help ensure that criminal complaints and other credible information will not go without proper response.
Third, the trust of our community and its ongoing support will continue to contribute to the successes of our
department. As initially expressed, both the City of McKinney and the McKinney Police Department are taking this investigation extremely seriously. Further, the internal investigation is ongoing, and while we do not have specific findings on the complaints made regarding David Allen Russell or a specific timeframe for its conclusion, we will continue to keep the citizens updated throughout the process.