An anonymous complainant alleges that officers responding to a car crash did not take witness information and did not wear face masks. The Office of Police Oversight recommends that this allegation receive a B classification.
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NOTICE OF FORMAL
ICMS #: 2021-0216
March 15, 2021
Complaint: An anonymous complainant alleges: There was a car accident at the corner of
officers that responded did not take witness information nor were they wearing Mandated face
masks. They came into contact with several citizens and never once covered themselves to keep
others safe. This is inexcusable at this late date.
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):
Employees will not be insubordinate. The willful disobedience of, or deliberate refusal to obey
any lawful order of a supervisor is insubordination. Defying the authority of any supervisor by
obvious disrespect, arrogant or disrespectful conduct, ridicule, or challenge to orders issued is
considered insubordination whether done in or out of the supervisor's presence.
346.3 CRASH INVESTIGATION
During crash investigations, officers should:
(b) Identify and interview any witnesses.
Recommended Classification: The OPO is permitted to make a preliminary recommendation
on the classification of administrative cases.
The OPO recommends that this allegation receive a B classification.
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