Complainant alleges an Austin Police Department detective failed to properly investigate the complainant's case by doing the bare minimum. OPO recommends this case receive an A classification.
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403.3(c) CASE ASSIGNMENT AND RESPONSIBILITY
When assigned to a case for follow-up investigation, investigators shall proceed with due diligence
in evaluating and preparing the case for appropriate clearance or presentation to court personnel
for the filing of criminal charges.
403.4 STATEMENTS AND CONFESSIONS
The purpose or objective of a statement or confession is to take lawful and accurate statements
that corroborate the elements and details of an incident. In doing so, investigators and supervisors
will be cognizant of such factors as the mental and intellectual abilities of the subject being
interviewed and the duration of the interview itself. Written and oral statements or confessions
should not be utilized as the sole basis for the filing of charges; any statement or confession should
be corroborated by other legally obtained evidence or verified in an appropriate manner.
900.4.3 NEGLECT OF DUTY
Employees will satisfactorily perform their duties.
Recommended Classification: The OPO is permitted to make a preliminary recommendation on
the classification of administrative cases.
The OPO recommends this complaint receive an A classification.