Complainant alleges that Austin police officers failed to follow health and safety protocols by not wearing personal protective equipment while on duty. The Office of Police Oversight recommends that this allegation receive an B classification.
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NOTICE OF FORMAL
ICMS #: 2020-1558
October 5, 2020
Complaint: The Office of Police Oversight received an anonymous online complaint stating the
“I drove by
and officers at road barriers are NOT wearing masks. This
is a safety violation to other officers and pedestrians.”
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):
Employees will not be insubordinate. The willful disobedience of, or deliberate refusal to obey
any lawful order of a supervisor is insubordination. Defying the authority of any supervisor by
obvious disrespect, arrogant or disrespectful conduct, ridicule, or challenge to orders issued is
considered insubordination whether done in or out of the supervisor's presence.
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.