If your issue is current in court, we will likely decline to accept your complaint for several reasons:
- We do not want to overlap or duplicate resources being used to address your complaint, where a resolution can be attained through other means.
- We act in some ways as an alternative to the judicial process by informally resolving disputes with government. Unlike a court, we do not have enforcement authority whereby we can compel an agency to do something. For this reason, it may serve you better to have the court address your matter.
- We do not have jurisdiction over the courts and cannot overturn a court decision. Any findings from our office cannot alter the court action.
- Our staff cannot be compelled to testify about a case involving our official duties, making a separate investigation by our office of limited utility.