Investigations of Sexual Misconduct by the Defense Criminal Investigative Organizations and Other DoD Law Enforcement Organizations
INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA
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This Instruction reissues reference a under the authority of reference b and updates DoD policy regarding the initiation of criminal investigations into certain types of sexual misconduct, as defined in this Instruction. It provides that, as a matter of investigative priorities and resource limitations, Defense Criminal Investigative Organizations DCIOs and other DoD law enforcement organizations will normally refer allegations involving only adult private consensual sexual misconduct to the Service members commander for appropriate disposition. To ensure their independence, objectivity, and effectiveness, however, DCIOs are authorized to initiate investigations into referral from the members commander they may do so, however, only if the Director or Commander, or Principal Deputy, of the DCIO determines that there is credible information that an offense has been committed and that the expenditure of investigative resources is appropriate.
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