While this case is unique given the parties and relationships involved, it would still require the same investigative integrity as any other investigation. Moreover, it arguably should even rise to a higher level of scrutiny as one could foresee the potential conflict here. I was a police officer for 27 years of which approximately 20 were dedicated to the investigation and supervision of sensitive and complex criminal investigations. Up until my retirement, I was the investigative bureau commander overseeing the entire investigations operation. I have personally conducted, or have been involved in hundreds of criminal and internal affairs investigations as well as those involving high profile community members, involving a county supervisor and fellow law enforcement officials. I am fully comfortable with, and capable of, offering my opinion regarding best practices for conducting criminal investigations and avoiding conflicts of interest. I have reviewed and conducted criminal investigations, and I am completely aware of accepted practices for conducting criminal investigations and avoiding conflicts of interest. Several of these cases involved very high profile and sensitive matter related to officer-involved shootings. Others consisted of internal affairs investigations including one at the federal level.