Complainant alleges that two Austin police officers did not respond appropriately to the complainant's call about her missing child. OPO recommends this complaint receive a B classification.
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NOTICE OF FORMAL COMPLAINT
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ICMS #: 2021-0536
June 21, 2021
Complaint: The complainant alleges: She called the police because her daughter was missing.
She stated police held a taser to her and did not handle the situation appropriately. She then
stated an officer grabbed her daughter's arm forcefully and handcuffed her. Complainant stated
the officers were Officer
This notice of formal complaint is a request for Internal Affairs to initiate an investigation 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):
200.2 DE-ESCALATION OF POTENTIAL FORCE ENCOUNTERS
When safe and reasonable under the totality of circumstances, officers shall use de-escalation
techniques to reduce the likelihood for force and increase the likelihood of voluntary compliance.
303.3 DEPARTMENT ISSUED BODY WORN CAMERA
BWC equipment is to be used primarily by uniformed personnel as authorized per assignment by
the Department and must be used unless otherwise authorized by a Commander or above.
Recommended Classification: The OPO is permitted to make a preliminary recommendation on
the classification of administrative cases.
The OPO recommends this complaint receive a B classification.