Official complaint and discipline documents

As part of our mission, the Office of Police Oversight publishes official documents related to the complaint investigation process and disciplinary decisions made by the Austin Police Department.

February 3, 2020

Temporary Suspension of Officer Glenn Vargas

Chief of Police Brian Manley determined that Officer Vargas's actions violated Civil Service Commission Rule 10.03 and suspended him from duty for 5 days, from February 4th, 2020 through February 8th, 2020. Internal Affaris' investigation revealed that Officer Vargas made comments of an inappropriate and derogatory manner regarding another sworn officer while speaking to a Sergeant.

Author: Austin Police Department
Document: Disciplinary memo: Officer Vargas (PDF 79.05KB)
January 26, 2020

Written reprimand of Officer Ellis Schramm

Commander Bryant delivered a written reprimand to Officer Schramm for an incident in which he failed to properly secure an arrested person's belongings, leading to these items being lost. His actions were a violation of policy 618.6, Evidence Processing and Submission.

Author: Austin Police Department
Document: Written reprimand: Officer Schramm (PDF 607.36KB)
January 17, 2020

Temporary suspension of Officer Julian Ogle

Chief of Police Brian Manley determined that Officer Ogle's actions violated Civil Service Commission Rule 10.03 and suspended him from duty for ten days, from January 18, 2020 through January 27, 2020. Internal Affairs' investigation revealed that Officer Ogle made comments of an inappropriate and unprofessional manner regarding a judge in the presence of two assistant district attorneys, including a reference to bodily injury of that judge.

Author: Office of Police Oversight
Document: Disciplinary memo: Officer Ogle (PDF 750.33KB)
January 17, 2020

Formal complaint: Impartial attitude and courtesy and other policy violations

Complainant alleges that a police officer harassed him. The OPO recommends that this allegation receive a B classification.

Author: Office of Police Oversight
January 13, 2020

Formal complaint: Impartial attitude and courtesy and other potential policy violations

Complainant alleges that a police officer harassed him. The OPO recommends that this allegation receive an A classification.

Author: Office of Police Oversight
January 13, 2020

Formal complaint: Stolen property and other potential policy violations

Complainant alleges that a police detective did not communicate with him or help him get his property back. The OPO declines to make a recommendation.

Author: Office of Police Oversight
January 13, 2020

Formal complaint: Transporting arrested persons

Officer may have violated department policy by not maintaining visual contact with the suspect when the suspect was in the backseat of the patrol vehicle. The OPO recommends that this allegation receive a B classification.

Author: Office of Police Oversight
January 13, 2020

Formal complaint: Incident reporting and other potential policy violations

Complainant alleges APD did not properly investigate his previously filed reports regarding fraud. The OPO recommends that this allegation receive a B classification.

Author: Office of Police Oversight
January 13, 2020

Formal complaint: Assessment and de-escalation and other potential policy violations

Complainant alleges that she was wrongfully arrested by a police officer after complaining to him that a cab driver propositioned her when she left the car. The OPO recommends that this allegation receive a B classification.

Author: Office of Police Oversight
January 13, 2020

Formal complaint: Impartial attitude and courtesy and other policy violations

Complainant alleges that a police officer was rude when he responded to the scene of an accident involving her son and attempted to intimidate both her and her son. The OPO recommends that this allegation receive a B classification.

Author: Office of Police Oversight
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