June 30, 2020

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

Complainant alleges that Austin police officers officers used excessive force and pepper spray against peaceful protesters, 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 #: 2020-1126 June 30, 2020 Complaint: Anonymous complaint alleges “during the protests a group of about 6- 8 austin officers started advancing toward peaceful protesters for seemingly no reason in front of the austin police department parking garage, sprayed pepper spray and started forcefully moving the crowd. a nonviolent individual with a gas mask who was there to help pull the injured out of the crowd was sprayed by the spray due to it being used against the entire crowd, causing severe pain, redness and burning on their back, thighs, shoulders arms, and chest. at least four others were maced as well in eyes and on the skin”.

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