Complainant alleges that Austin police officers did not properly fulfill their duties to document and report an alleged criminal trespass. Complainant also alleges that Austin police officers displayed prejudice towards him. The Office of Police Oversight recommends this allegation recieve a B classification.
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NOTICE OF FORMAL COMPLAINT
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ICMS #: 2021-0441
May 17, 2021
Complaint: Complainant alleges while he and his wife were talking to Officer
came up and cut off the officer
and said, "We’re done here we need
to leave" without giving Complainant any proper explanation. Both officers went to sit in their
cars. Complainant says whatever APD knows about him from the past should not affect how they
treat him when he calls them and APD should not hold a grudge against him.
supervisor and spoke to one. Mr.
complaint to the supervisor was that APD doesn't want to
do their job, they don't want to do the paperwork of filing a criminal trespass.
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):
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. (1)
Employees assigned to the units below are required to power on the device at the beginning of
their tour of duty and not power the device off until the end of that tour of duty. (a) Patrol.
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. (b) Employees will be tactful
in the performance of their duties, control their tempers, exercise patience and discretion, and shall
not engage in argumentative discussions even in the face of extreme provocation. (c) Employees
will treat all persons with dignity, will be courteous and respectful toward all persons, showing
consideration for the welfare of all persons with whom they interact.
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.