June 9, 2020

Formal complaint: Purpose and scope—Community policing and other policy violations

Complainant alleges that the Austin Police Department is using a wartime device against protesters. They implore the Austin police department to remove this device. The Office of Police Oversight recommends that this allegation receive an A classification.

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The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. NOTICE OF FORMAL COMPLAINT ICMS #: 2020-0923 June 9, 2020 Complaint: The Office of Police Oversight received an email complaint from stating as follows: “Police Oversight Committee, I’m appalled that the APD is utilizing a wartime device against civilian protestors exercising their right to assemble. Why is it appropriate for the police, those who are supposedly here to serve and protect us, to inflict lifelong damage and disabilities. Frankly I find it disgusting that a city that applauds itself as diverse, safe, liberal and weird encourages wanton police violence. I implore you to remove this device from use by the police force, there is no appropriate use for this device in this country. Sincerely, Austin resident”

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