Today the Office of Police Complaints released its annual report. The press release states that 2007 was the agency’s most productive year.

The release goes on to offer a breakdown of the agency’s activities:

“The agency received 440 complaints from the public against officers of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and the D.C. Housing Authority Police Department (DCHAPD). This figure was a 6% increase over the year before.

The agency prepared 345 investigative reports. In addition, 22 complaints were adjudicated and 19 of the complaints had allegations that were sustained and forwarded to the Chief of Police for discipline.

OPC also conducted 35 mediation sessions, 26 (or 74%) of which were successful, and led to an agreement between the complainant and subject officer that resolved the complaint.”

To read the OPC‘s full report go here.