Report | Aug. 18, 2017

Evaluation of Military Criminal Investigative Organizations’ Closed Death Investigations Concluding in Suicide as the Manner of Death DODIG-2017-110

We evaluated 188 Military Criminal Investigative Organization (MCIO) death investigations concluding in suicide as the manner of death opened on or after January 1, 2014, and closed on or before December 31, 2015, to determine whether the investigations were completed in accordance with DoD, Military Service, and MCIO guidance. Our evaluation included MCIO work and assistance on 146 (77.7 percent) of the 188 cases that were investigated either solely or primarily by Federal, State, or Local law enforcement agencies that had jurisdiction to investigate the service members’ deaths. We conducted this evaluation in accordance with the "Quality Standards for Inspection and Evaluation," published in 2012 by the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency.

 

 

 

 

This report is a result of Project No. 2016C010.