Complainant alleges that an Austin police officer was harassing a woman who was disabled and experiencing homelessness, while the woman had nowhere else to go. OPO recommends this complaint receive a B classification.
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NOTICE OF FORMAL COMPLAINT
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ICMS #: 2021-1107
November 29, 2021
This complaint is related to ICMS#: 2021-1096.
Complainant alleges officer
has been harassing the homeless downtown. Complainant
was harassing a disabled homeless woman & took down a tent that she
helped set up for her. Complainant alleges the homeless has nowhere else to go and APD keeps
harassing and giving tickets when they know they don’t have anywhere else to go. Complainant
alleges money is being stolen from housing for the homeless and being put into Prop A to fund
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
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
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.