September 27, 2019

Formal complaint: Impartial attitude and courtesy

Complainant alleges that APD officers failed to investigate a crime reported when responding to a verbal disturbance involving neighbors, and may have violated department policy during their interactions. The OPO recommends that this allegation receive a B classification.

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NOTICE OF FORMAL COMPLAINT September 27, 2019 ICMS #:2019-0945 Date of Complaint: September 09, 2019 Complaint: Mr. believes that APD officers failed to investigate a crime reported. Officer , and Officer , responded to a verbal disturbance involving neighbors. According to the caller, the subject was yelling racial slurs. Officer may have violated department policy during their interactions. Additional information: Mr. submitted an online complaint. Administrative Policy to Review: 301.2 Impartial Attitude and Courtesy (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 make every effort to be courteous and respectful toward all persons. 401.2 Initial Response and Investigation (d) Generally, officers assigned to calls or discovering incidents requiring a report shall be responsible for the preliminary investigation and required paperwork. Recommended Classification: The OPO is permitted to make a preliminary recommendation on the classification of administrative cases. The OPO recommends that this allegation receive a B classification.
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