Complainant alleges that an officer attempted to use APD office and authority to avoid a traffic citation. Office of Police Oversight recommend this allegation receive an A classification.
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NOTICE OF FORMAL
May 28, 2019
Date of Complaint: May 23, 2019
Officer [Redacted] attempting to use her office and authority to get out of a ticket.
On [Redacted], Deputy [Redacted] with the Travis County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic
stop on off-duty APD Officer [Redacted]. That same day Officer [Redacted] contacts the Travis
Deputy [Redacted] supervisor.
Officer [Redacted] identified herself as an APD Detective and requested that the Sergeant void the
(a) Employees will not commit any act which tends to destroy public confidence in, and
respect for, the Department or which is prejudicial to the good order, efficiency, or
discipline of the Department.
Administrative Policy to Review:
900.3.2 Acts Bringing Discredit Upon the Department
Since the conduct of personnel both on-duty and off-duty may reflect directly upon
the Department, employees must conduct themselves at all times in a manner which does not bring
reproach, discredit, or embarrassment to the Department or to the City.
900.3.5 Use of Badge of Office or Affiliation with the Department
(a)Employees will not intentionally use their affiliation with the Department to influence
another into offering a gift, gratuity, free or discounted service, reward, or special
consideration. This includes:
1. For the personal benefit of self, family, friends, or associates.
2. For the financial gain of self, family, friends, or associates.
3. Obtaining privileges not otherwise available to them, except where necessary in
the performance of their duty.
4. Avoiding the consequences of illegal acts.
The OPO is permitted to make a preliminary recommendation on the classification of
administrative cases. The OPO recommends that this allegation receive an A classification.