Complainant alleges an officer was harassing him as he filmed from the sidewalk the officer stealing homeless people’s property and throwing it away. The OPO recommends this complaint receive a B classification.
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NOTICE OF FORMAL COMPLAINT
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ICMS #: 2021-0270
May 17, 2021
Complaint: The complainant alleges police Officer
him as he filmed from the sidewalk the officer stealing homeless people’s property and throwing
it away. Complainant alleges that the officer was aggressive and this happens all the time because
he works for the press.
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):
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 this complaint receive a B classification.