June 30, 2020

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

Complainant alleges that there are rumors about a sonic weapon being installed on the Austin Police Department headquarters roof and alleges excessive force against protesters. 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 #: 2020-1119 June 30, 2020 Complaint: Complainant alleges: “Rumors that the LRAD acoustic device has been reinstalled on the APD HQ roof? Is that not against the order by city council from a few weeks ago? As is the alleged use of pepper spray by APD last night to disperse protestors. There are also claims that police chased after fleeing protestors, tased them. Video of one protestors being held down and punched repeatedly by APD.” 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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