There are times when saying nothing is to be complicit.

How do we hold our city council accountable. Any complaints relating to City elections must be filed with or referred to the City Clerk for review and disposition as provided by law. CITY OF SURPRISE POLICIES & PROCEDURES MANUAL page 16

After a thorough investigation, the complaint will be classified into one of the following dispositions: Unfounded: No verifiable factual base for complaint. Exonerated: The alleged act occurred, but was justified, legal, and/or proper. Not Sustained: Insufficient evidence to prove or disprove the allegation.

The Arizona Attorney General is a statewide four-year elected position and is the Chief Legal Officer of the state. The Attorney General provides legal counsel to state agencies and brings lawsuits on behalf of the state. The Attorney General’s Office also handles any cases between counties. The Attorney General enforces consumer protection and civil rights laws, and prosecutes criminals charged with white-collar crimes, public corruption, environmental law infractions and crimes committed in more than one county. The Attorney General prepares formal legal opinions on specific legal issues when requested by state officials, legislators or county attorneys. The Attorney General provides legal services for the Department of Economic Security and the Department of Child Safety. In addition, all appeals statewide from felony convictions are handled by the office.

Requests for Investigation under A.R.S. §41-194.01 that have been submitted to the Attorney General’s Office. Once a complete request is deemed received by the Office, there is a thirty-day period for the Office to complete its investigation and for the Attorney General to issue a report concluding whether the action that is the subject of the request violates, may violate, or does not violate state law.

Kleptocracy, literally meaning “the rule by thieves,” is a form of political corruption in which the ruling government seeks personal gain and status at the expense of ..

No other law enforcement agency has attained the kind of success the FBI has achieved in combating corruption. This success is due largely to the cooperation and coordination from a number of federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies to combat public corruption. These partnerships include, but are not limited to the Department of Justice, Agency Offices of Inspector General; law enforcement agencies’ internal affairs divisions; federal, state and local law enforcement and regulatory investigative agencies; and state and county prosecutor’s offices