Complainant alleges that officers may have violated APD policy and racially profiled her while being pulled over. The OPO recommends that this allegation receive an A classification.
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NOTICE OF FORMAL
ICMS #: 2020-0582
June 26, 2020
Complaint: The Office of Police Oversight received a phone complaint from
alleging that she was racially profiled, pulled over, and the officer didn’t ask her for her
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):
The Department strives to provide law enforcement services to our diverse community while
respecting the racial, cultural, or other differences of those we serve. It is the policy and practice
of the Department to provide law enforcement services and to enforce the law equally, fairly, and
without discrimination toward any individual or group. Race, ethnicity or nationality, religion,
sex, sexual orientation, economic status, age, cultural group, disability, or affiliation with any
other similar identifiable group shall not be used as the basis for providing differing levels of law
enforcement service or the enforcement of the law. While the practice of racial or bias-based
profiling is strictly prohibited, it is recognized that race or cultural differences may be
legitimately considered by an officer in combination with other legitimate factors; to establish
reasonable suspicion or probable cause (e.g., subject description is limited to a specific race or
group), to establish relevant elements of a crime (e.g. exploitation of an elderly or disabled
individual), or to gather evidence relevant to enhanced punishment due to offenses committed
because of bias or prejudice.
328.3 MEMBER RESPONSIBILITIES
Every member of this Department shall perform his/her duties in a fair and objective manner and
is responsible for promptly reporting any known instances of racial or bias-based profiling to a
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 an A classification.