June 4, 2021

Formal complaint: Incident reporting and other policy violations

Complainant alleges that Austin police officers took a long time to respond to an alleged assault, and questioned the complainant about why they called the police. OPO recommends this complaint receive a B classification.

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NOTICE OF FORMAL COMPLAINT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. ICMS #: 2021-0377 June 4, 2021 Complaint: The complainant alleges the police were called but took too long to get there. The complainant alleges she and her father had been assaulted by the time the police arrived. The complainant further alleges the police told them it wasn't that serious and asked why she was at the house. 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): 402.2 INCIDENT REPORTING A well-written report can help make a case just as easily as a poorly written report can ruin a case. Employees have the responsibility to write clear, factual, and complete reports. 402.2.5 REPORT COMPLETION Employees will complete and download all reports written, including CR-3s, during their shift. 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.
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