July 9, 2019

Formal complaint: OPO declines to make a recommendation

Two complainants came in to the OPO to file a complaint regarding an Officer Involved Shooting. The Office of Police Oversight declines to make a recommendation regarding the classification of this complaint, as it is already under investigation. All Officer Involved Shootings are fully investigated.

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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. NOTICE OF FORMAL COMPLAINT ICMS: 2019-0714 July 23, 2019 Date of Complaint: 07/09/2019 Complaint: Two individuals came in to the OPO to file a complaint regarding an Officer Involved Shooting on [Redacted] that occurred near [Redacted]. Both complainants allege they believe the shooting was racially motivated and want to know the following: - Why was the deceased shot 9 - 15 times? - Why did the police say he had a weapon? - Why did the police say he stabbed someone? - What will happen to the police involved in the shooting? Additional information: Complainants only speak Spanish and require an interpreter. Administrative Policy to Review: The OPO declines to make a recommendation. Recommended Classification: The OPO is permitted to make a preliminary recommendation on the classification of administrative cases. The OPO declines to make a recommendation regarding the classification of this complaint.
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