June 17, 2020

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

Complainant alleges that they were shot with a rubber bullet by Austin police officers while standing away from a crowd of people. 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 #: 2020-1015 June 17, 2020 Complaint: The Office of Police Oversight received an anonymous online complaint stating as follows: “An APD officer shot me with a rubber bullet around . on . I was standing around 30 feet away from the officer in a crowd of people . I was not doing anything other than holding my sign; nor was anyone around me. The officer raised his gun, pointed it out the crowd, and shot me. I believe at least one other person was shot at that time, and several APD officers pepper sprayed people in the crowd shortly after. I currently have a 5-inch hematoma on my thigh and a bruise that extends from right below my hip crease to my knee. My leg is numb at the point of impact, but the rest of my thigh is painful to the touch and it hurts to walk.”

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