June 16, 2020

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

Complainant alleges that they were walking peacefully when an officer standing six feet away pointed a gun to her head and told her not to come closer. As they turned around, more guns were cocked. Complainant also alleges that they were exposed to tear gas for peacefully protesting, resulting in injuries. 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 #: 2020-1006 June 16, 2020 Complaint: The Office of Police Oversight received an anonymous online complaint stating as follows: “I was peacefully walking up to the before any crowd had appeared. The APD was in full riot gear with armed police. I had a police 6feet away from me cock his gun, point it at my head and told me not to come closer. I said I just wanted to take a picture. I turned around, and heard multiple guns being cocked. I was also heavily exposed to tear for peacefully protesting out front of . I could not breath, or open my eyes. I was in physical but I g pain in my eyes and throat for most of the night. My neck felt like I had whip lash the next day and I started to spontaneous menstruate. To the point where I had to see my OBGYN. Tear gas is a know abortifacients that cause spontaneous vaginal bleeding. Tear gas is also banned in warfare yet we use it on civilians. I bring one of them. It is my constitutional am right and patriotic duty to protest for the equal treatment of our citizens and should have been exposed to suck bullying and physically damaging tactics by the APD that is supposed to protect me and the citizens. We need to defund the APD and reallocate those funds back into education, mental health, and other community programs..”
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