Complainant alleges that Austin police officers failed to return his ID after he was arrested and several items are missing from his vehicle. The Office of Police Oversight recommends that this allegation receive a B classification.
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NOTICE OF FORMAL
ICMS #: 2020-1621
December 10, 2020
Complaint: Complainant alleges: an officer who was not wearing a mask approached him because
someone called 911 for a suspicious person. Complainant was on a call and eventually arrested for
public intoxication, complainant identified Officer
as the arresting officer and the entire
incident is his complaint. Stated officers were aggressive. Complainant also alleges APD did not
give him his ID back and there are items that are missing from his car.
This notice of formal complaint is a request for Internal Affairs to initiate an investigation in
order to determine if the employee conduct is within compliance of APD policy, Civil Service
Rules, and Municipal Civil Service Rules.
Recommended Administrative Policies to Review (to include but not limited to):
301.2 IMPARTIAL ATTITUDE AND COURTESY
Employees shall provide equal and fair protection of all rights under local, state, and federal law
for all members of the community. Law enforcement will be conducted in an impartial and
350.4 VEHICLE INVENTORY (a) In all incidents where a vehicle is impounded or moved,
officers will make an inventory of the vehicle for damage and any items of personal property. Such
an inventory is a care taking function intended to protect: 1. The owner's property while it remains
in police custody.
618.1 PURPOSE AND SCOPE It is the duty and obligation of employees of the Department to
properly seize, control, care for, store, process, and dispose of property and evidence that may
come into their possession. Employees will adhere to the property handling procedures described
in this document. For the purposes of this document, all items that come into police care and
control will be considered property or evidence and will be handled equally.
Recommended Classification: The OPO is permitted to make a preliminary recommendation
on the classification of administrative cases.
The OPO recommends that this allegation receive an B classification.