Complainant alleges officer on the scene of a disturbance failed to fully complete their duties. Office of Police Oversight recommend that this allegation receive a A classification.
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NOTICE OF FORMAL
September 17, 2019
Date of Complaint: September 4, 2019
Complaint: Complainant alleges that officers on the scene failed to serve and protect. Officer
[Redacted], responded to a disturbance hotshot. Officer observed two people with injuries, and
both of the individuals said they were attacked. Through the investigation, Officer discovered that
the people involved in the assault live together. Officer may have violated department policy by
not taking the appropriate actions.
Administrative Policy to Review:
900.4.3 Neglect of duty
Lack of knowledge of the application of laws required to be enforced.
418.2.1 Arrest requirement for assaultive offenses
Officers are required to make an arrest for incidents involving family violence
1. An assault has occurred that resulted in a minimum of bodily injury or complaint
of pain; or where an officer can articulate facts from which a reasonable person
could infer that the victim would have felt pain due to:
(a) The manner in which the suspect made contact with the victim, or
(b) The nature of observable physical marks on the suspect’s body allegedly caused
by the suspect’s contact with the victim, and
2. The suspect is still on-scene; and
3. The assault meets the definition of “family violence” or “dating violence”
Recommended Classification: The OPO is permitted to make a preliminary recommendation on
the classification of administrative cases.
The OPO recommends that this allegation receive an A classification.