June 26, 2019

Formal complaint: OPO declines to make a recommendation

Complainant alleges an officer followed him and indirectly accused him of stealing. The Office of Police Oversight declines to make a recommendation regarding the classification of this complaint.

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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: 2019-0648 July 5, 2019 Date of Complaint: 06/26/2019 Complaint: The following was submitted via the OPO website by the complainant: l.breeze stalked me from exxon/7eleven burnet rd. breeze was coming out of exxon lot. breeze saw that i was a black male as i drove by.breeze again saw that i was black, because my left arm was sticking out of my car window. i was driving in slow lane, 35 mph. he followed me for a mile and half. i slowed down because my left turn was coming up. breeze slowed down also. i put on signal to turn on to burnet lane. breeze put on the pull over lights. he saw that my car had just gotten out of the shop. tried to engage me in a unrelated conversation. converstion about a basket of tennis balls, indirectly tried to accuse me of stealing tennis balls. questions about where i teach tennis. Additional information: The complainant requested that his complaint be sent to IA for formal investigation. Administrative Policy to Review: The OPO declines to make a recommendation. 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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