July 17, 2020

Formal complaint: Purpose and scope—Community policing and other policy violations

Complainant alleges that an APD officer intimidated him when he called for assistance. The OPO recommends that this allegation receive an A classification.

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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 Recommended Administrative Policies to Review (to include but not limited to): 100.1 PURPOSE AND SCOPE Law enforcement officers are granted the authority to perform their functions based on established legal authority. This department does not tolerate abuse of law enforcement authority. 301.1 PURPOSE AND SCOPE All persons deserve protection by fair and impartial law enforcement and should be able to expect similar police response to their behavior wherever it occurs. Employees will serve the public through direction, counseling, assistanc d p otection of life and property. Employees will be held accountable for the manner in wh y exercise th ority of their office or position. Employees will respect the rights of individuals and perform their services with honesty, sincerity, courage, and sound judgment. 301.2 IMPARTIAL ATT DE ND COURTESY Employees are expected to act professionally, tre ll p ons fairly q lly, and perform all duties impartially, objectively, and equitably without regard to p onal feelings, animosities, friendships, financial status, sex, creed, color, race, religion, age, p al beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity or g p or social or ethnic background. 900.3.4 PERSONAL CONDUCT (c) While -duty or on the premises of City facilities, employees will not: 1. Use loud, ent, profane, harsh, derogatory l e, or use belittling term in y s. 2. Ridicule, mock, taunt, emb , ate, or s y person, nor do anything ight incite that person to viole 900.1.1 RESPONSIBILITY TO KNOW AND COMPLY The rules of cond ct set forth in this order do not serve as an all-inclusive list of requirements, limitations, or pro ns on employee conduc activities; employees are required to know and comply with ll D partment policies, dures, 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.
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