June 16, 2020

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

Anonymous complainant alleges that the Austin Police Department used a choke hold with a knee on someone's neck. 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 #: 2020-1012 June 16, 2020 Complaint: The Office of Police Oversight received an anonymous phone complaint stating as follows: “It appears APD administrated a choke hold and had a knee on someone’s neck, this is after the vote on Thursday.” 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.
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