Garrity Statement

CLEAT Garrity Protection Statement

To be included as a part of any statement given during an administrative investigation.  When at all possible, consult a CLEAT attorney before submitting a statement.

"I submit this statement as a condition of employment.  In view of possible job forfeiture, I have no alternative but to abide by this order."

"It is my belief and understanding that the department requires this statement solely and exclusively for internal purposes and will not release it to any other agency or authority except as is required by law.  It is my further belief that this statement will not and cannot be used against me in any subsequent proceeding other than disciplinary proceedings within the confines of the department itself."

For any and all other purposes, I hereby reserve my constitutional right to remain silent under the FIFTH and FOURTEENTH AMENDMENTS to the UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION and other rights PRESCRIBED by law.  Further, I rely specifically upon the protection afforded me under the doctrines set forth in Garrity vs. New Jersey, 385 U.S. 493 (1967), Spevak vs. Klein, 385 U.S. 511 (1967), and Gardner vs. Broderick, 392 U.S. 273 (1968) should this report be used for any other purpose whatsoever kind or description.

With such understanding I wish to state the following: