Complainant alleges that officers were rude to him and threatened to arrest him if he didn't leave the place where he was trying to get a COVID-19 vaccine. The Office of Police Oversight recommends that this allegation receive a B classification.
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NOTICE OF FORMAL
ICMS #: 2021-0238
April 30, 2021
submitted a phone complaint to the Office of Police Oversight
alleging that officers were rude to him and threatened to arrest him if he didn't leave
where he was trying to get a COVID vaccine.
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):
303.3.1 WHEN DEPARTMENT ISSUED BWC SYSTEM USE IS REQUIRED
This section is not intended to describe every possible situation where the system may be used.
In some circumstances it may not be possible to capture images of an incident due to conditions
or location of the camera, however the audio portion can be valuable evidence and is subject to
the same activation requirements. The BWC should only be activated for law enforcement
301.2 IMPARTIAL ATTITUDE AND COURTESY
Employees shall provide equal and fair protection of all rights under local, state, and federal law
for all members of the community. Law enforcement will be conducted in an impartial and
equitable manner. In an effort to create an organizational culture that is inclusive and
nondiscriminatory, employees shall act professionally, treat all persons fairly and equally, and
strive to interact with the community in a positive manner. Employees will perform all duties
objectively and without regard to personal feelings, animosities, friendships, financial status,
occupation or employment status, sex, disability status, housing status, mental health or ability,
citizenship, language, national origin, creed, color, race, religion, age, political beliefs, sexual
orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity, or social or ethnic background.
Employees will endeavor to understand and respect cultural, national, racial, religious, physical,
mental, and other differences.
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.