June 4, 2021

Formal complaint: Incident reporting and other policy violations

Complainant alleges that, after their child was hit by a car, Austin police officers failed to arrest the individual driving the vehicle or try to take photos of the car. 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 #: 2021-0368 June 4, 2021 Complaint: The complainant alleges her daughter was hit by a car. The complainant alleges the police didn't take pictures of the car or try to arrest the guy who was driving the car. The complainant further alleges it was like they didn't care that he hit two people with his car. The complainant additionally alleges the guy came back around and got into another car and drove off. The complainant alleges the police "casually went after him and he got away." 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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