June 17, 2020

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

Complainant alleges that they witnessed an individual being shot by Austin police officers and have photos of an Austin police officers officer laughing as the individual bleeds as well as a shot of an officer firing on the medics who assisted the individual. 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 #: 2020-1024 June 17, 2020 Complaint: , complainant, emailed the Office of Police Oversight stating the following: “I'm a professional photographer who recently moved to Austin from Seattle. I was standing close to when he was shot. I have photos of the incident. I've got photos of officer (badge ) laughing as bleeds out on the ground, shots of people carrying to safety, and shots of police (officer crew) opening fire on the medics who were trying to get him to the ambulance. A lawyer friend of mine suggested contacting you about this. I am absolutely appalled and disgusted with the APD''s handling of this situation. Officer conduct was shameful and a disgrace to all of the good officers out there. There is no excuse for a trained officer to be laughing at an innocent man, twitching and bleeding out from the back of his skull. Here's my account of the incident: https:/
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