June 17, 2020

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

Complainant demands that funds be redistributed away from the police department and that officers on video assaulting citizens be fired and charged. 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 #: 2020-1020 June 17, 2020 Complaint: The Office of Police Oversight received an anonymous email complaint stating as follows: “Hello, I am writing to you as a concerned Austinite. There is no excuse for the behaviour showcased by the Austin PD . It is abundantly clear that they are unable to de escalate situations and incapable of showing up for the communities they are meant to serve and protect. I demand that funds be redistributed away from the police department. I demand that each of the police who are on video assaulting citizens are immediately fired AND charged. You have a responsibility to serve the residents of this wonderfully weird city, they did too. They have failed over and over again. I hope that you will not fail us too. It is time. Defund the police. Demilitarize the police. Hold them accountable for their actions. Regards, A human being”

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