Complainant alleges that he was a victim of a brutal attack, but while interviewing him, an Austin police officer blamed him for the incident that caused his injuries. The Office of Police Oversight recommends that this allegation receive a B classification.
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NOTICE OF FORMAL
ICMS #: 2020-1238
August 17, 2020
submitted a complaint online to the Office of Police
Oversight stating the following:
, I was brutally attacked by a complete stranger and left
unconscious in a field on
. I spent three days in the hospital and then
a week in the Salvation Army recovering from my injuries. The head of the Salvation Army
called the police to interview me. The cop, a large African American man, laughed at me
and said, "Must have been a dope deal gone wrong." and left.”
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.
Recommended Administrative Policies to Review (to include but not limited to):
301.2 IMPARTIAL ATTITUDE AND COURTESY
Employees are expected to act professionally, treat all persons fairly and equally, and perform all
duties impartially, objectively, and equitably without regard to personal feelings, animosities,
friendships, financial status, sex, creed, color, race, religion, age, political beliefs, sexual
orientation, gender identity or gender expression or social or ethnic background.
900.3.4 PERSONAL CONDUCT
While on-duty or on the premises of City facilities, employees will not . . . ridicule, mock, taunt,
embarrass, humiliate, or shame any person, nor do anything that might incite that person to
900.1.1 RESPONSIBILITY TO KNOW AND COMPLY
The rules of conduct set forth in this order do not serve as an all-inclusive list of requirements,
limitations, or prohibitions on employee conduct and activities; employees are required to know
and comply with all Department policies, procedures, and written directives.
Recommended Classification: The OPO is permitted to make a preliminary recommendation
on the classification of administrative cases.
The OPO recommends that this allegation receive an B classification.