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.

November 26, 2019

Formal Complaint: OPO recommends independent investigation

The OPO received a complaint against Assistant Chief Jennifer Stephenson of the Austin Police Department, alleging misconduct. Allegations of misconduct by an Assistant Chief or the Chief of Police are outside the scope of the OPO and have been forwarded to the City Manager.

Author: Office of Police Oversight
November 15, 2019

Formal Complaint: De-escalation of Potential Force Encounters and other policy violations

Complainant alleges that a corporal may have violated Austin Police Department (APD) policy during a call involving a teenage girl in crisis. The OPO recommends that this allegation receive an A classification.

Author: Office of Police Oversight
November 15, 2019

Temporary suspension of Officer Eric Heinz

Chief of Police Brian Manley determined that Officer Eric Heinz's actions violated Civil Service Commission Rule 10.03(L), and suspended him from duty for five days, from Nove mber 16, 2019 through November 20, 2019. Internal Affairs' investigation revealed that Officer Heinz failed to follow the General Orders when he engaged a suspect in an unprofessional exchange.

Author: Austin Police Department
Document: Disciplinary memo: Officer Heinz (PDF 81.63KB)
November 15, 2019

Formal Complaint: De-escalation of Potential Force Encounters and other policy violations

Complainant alleges that an officer may have violated Austin Police Department (APD) policy during a call involving a teenage girl in crisis. The OPO recommends that this allegation receive an A classification.

Author: Office of Police Oversight
November 15, 2019

Formal Complaint: De-escalation of Potential Force Encounters, other policy violations

Complainant alleges that an officer may have violated Austin Police Department (APD) policy during a call involving a teenage girl in crisis. The OPO recommends that this allegation receive an A classification.

Author: Office of Police Oversight
October 30, 2019

Formal Complaint: OPO recommends independent investigation

The OPO received complaints alleging misconduct against Assistant Chief Justin Newsom, Chief Brian Manley, and other Assistant Chiefs in the Austin Police Department. Allegations of misconduct by an Assistant Chief or the Chief of Police are outside the scope of the OPO and have been forwarded to the City Manager.

Author: Office of Police Oversight
October 30, 2019

Formal Complaint: OPO recommends independent investigation

The OPO received complaints alleging misconduct against Assistant Chief Justin Newsom, Chief Brian Manley, and other Assistant Chiefs in the Austin Police Department. Allegations of misconduct by an Assistant Chief or the Chief of Police are outside the scope of the OPO and have been forwarded to the City Manager.

Author: Office of Police Oversight
October 30, 2019

Formal Complaint: OPO recommends independent investigation

The OPO received complaints alleging misconduct against Assistant Chief Justin Newsom, Chief Brian Manley, and other Assistant Chiefs in the Austin Police Department. Allegations of misconduct by an Assistant Chief or the Chief of Police are outside the scope of the OPO and have been forwarded to the City Manager.

Author: Office of Police Oversight
October 30, 2019

Formal Complaint: OPO recommends independent investigation

The OPO received complaints alleging misconduct against Assistant Chief Justin Newsom, Chief Brian Manley, and other Assistant Chiefs in the Austin Police Department. Allegations of misconduct by an Assistant Chief or the Chief of Police are outside the scope of the OPO and have been forwarded to the City Manager.

Author: Office of Police Oversight
October 28, 2019

Temporary suspension of Officer Trissey Padro

Chief of Police Brian Manley determined that Officer Trissey Padro's actions violated Civil Service Commission Rule 10.03(L), and suspended her from duty for two days, from October 29, 2019 through October 30, 2019. Internal Affairs' investigation revealed that Officer Padro failed to follow the General Orders when she drove a patrol unit through an intersection and collided with a truck that had the right of way.

Author: Austin Police Department
Document: Disciplinary memo: Officer Padro (PDF 639.72KB)
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