August 10, 2020

Formal Complaint: OPO declines to make a recommendation

An anonymous complainant alleges that an APD officer refused to work at the recent protests. 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 #: 2020-1260 August 10, 2020 Complaint: The Office of Police Oversight received an anonymous online complaint alleging the following: “Officer refused to work the protests. This was insubordination and a failure to act.” 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): 110.4.4 INSUBORDINATION 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. Recommended Classification: The OPO is permitted to make a preliminary recommendation on the classification of administrative cases. The OPO declines to make a recommendation.
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