The complainant alleges that an Austin police officer inappropriately responded to her 9-1-1 call about her missing daughter and pointed a gun at her while she was unarmed. OPO recommends this complaint receive a B classification.
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NOTICE OF FORMAL COMPLAINT
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
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
328.3.2 REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION
Every member of the Department is required to document and report to the Department any
detention, frisk, search, nonconsensual stop and/or arrest of a person. Officers shall document the
following information in the appropriate fields of an incident report, field release citation,
warning, field observation card or electronic street check.
402.5 REPORTING THE ACTIVE TARGETING OF A FIREARM AT A PERSON
By the nature of their duties, officers may be required by general orders and training to point
their firearm, including impact munitions, and actively target at a person. This section does not
create an additional requirement for officers to initiate an incident report; however, officers that
actively target their firearm at a person shall properly document the incident as outlined.
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.