Complainant alleges that a police officer was rude when he responded to the scene of an accident involving her son and attempted to intimidate both her and her son. The OPO recommends that this allegation receive a B classification.
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NOTICE OF FORMAL
ICMS #: 2019-1124
January 13, 2020
, alleges that an Austin police officer was rude
when he responded to the scene of an accident involving her son. The complainant further
alleges that the officer attempted to intimidate both her and her son.
This notice of formal complaint is a request for Internal Affairs to initiate an investigation in
order 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 are expected to act professionally, treat all persons fairly and equally, and perform all
duties impartially, objectively, and equitably without regard to personal feelings, animosities,
friendships, financial status, sex, creed, color, race, religion, age, political beliefs, sexual
orientation, gender identity or gender expression or social or ethnic background.
(a) Employees will not express or otherwise manifest any prejudice concerning race,
religion, national origin, age, political affiliation, sex, or other personal characteristics in
the performance of their duties.
1. Employees will respect the rights of individuals and will not engage in
discrimination, oppression, or favoritism whether by language, act, or omission.
(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.
900.1.1 RESPONSIBILITY TO KNOW AND COMPLY
The rules of conduct set forth in this order do not serve as an all-inclusive list of requirements,
limitations, or prohibitions on employee conduct and activities; employees are required to know
and comply with all Department policies, procedures, and written directives.
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.