Complainant alleges that officers used deadly force and torture in the wrongful death of an individual. Office of Police Oversight recommend this allegation receive a D classification.
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NOTICE OF FORMAL
April 30, 2019
Date of Complaint: March 1, 2019
The Office of Police Oversight received a complaint from [Redacted] via USPS
Certified Mail on March 1, 2019 in the form of a notarized document against Austin Police
Alleging Austin Police Department Officers [Redacted]
and Officer [Redacted] used deadly force and torture in the Wrongful Death.
Signed and notarized complaint
Audio (Telephone) Recordings
Administrative Policy to Review:
General Order 200 Response to Resistance
200.4 DEADLY FORCE APPLICATIONS
An officer has no duty to retreat and is only justified in using deadly force against another when
and to the extent the officer reasonably believes the deadly force is immediately necessary to
(Tex. Penal Code § 9.51(c) and (e)):
Protect himself or others from what he reasonably believes would be an imminent threat
of death or serious bodily injury.
Make an arrest or to prevent escape after arrest when the officer has probable cause to
The subject has committed or intends to commit an offense involving the infliction
or threatened infliction of serious bodily injury or death; or
The officer reasonably believes that there is an imminent or potential risk of
serious bodily injury or death to any other person if the subject is not immediately
NOTICE OF FORMAL
The OPO is permitted to make a preliminary recommendation on the classification of administrative
The OPO recommends that this allegation receive a D classification.