July 29, 2020

Formal Complaint: Purpose and scope, use of taser device and other policy violations

Anonymous complainant alleges that APD employees of various ranks participated in a cover up on an incident of "excessive police force" involving a Black female. 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 After this corruption, then picked up his $180,000 bonus retirement check and left to now be chief of another city......at least until this goes out.... Key Elements and Important Notes: 1. Reporting & Arresting Officers Police Report is full of lies. 100% falsified Probable Cause for initial traffic stop, and never told black female why she was under arrest. All lies made crystal clear when watching entirety of officers video. Commander was responsible for completing the Secondary Commander Review... last check & balance. He was found by (his boss) and Manley to have NOT done his job.. zero reviews of use of force for two (2) years he was behind?!? Another link of corruption and failure to review a use of force. He’s also a trusted member of the most important step skipped in this case, Force Review Board. They were only slowed to review the reports, never to see watch this horrible excessive force video. Additional Corruption related to Police Use of Force: Assistant Chief... then Commander over Downtown Area command 6th street officers and thousands of officers use of force completely neglected...same period within last two years... use of force case review two year neglect, yet still promoted to assistant chief?!? Assistant Chief was a Commander prior to assistant Chief selection, caught giving her top secret digital passwords to lower level subordinate, telling him (in email provable) Lt. to sign all use of force case transparency reviews for properness etc.. HER job as a commander to ensure lower UOF reviews were properly implemented and “justified”. Thousands of officer force videos she never reviewed... her subordinate signed all as approved force approved by her!! Note: She WAS caught but Corrupt Chief Manley still promoted her to Assistant Chief after he covered up her major violation and Never Started an IA investigation!! True Reform.. Only chance Austin has: 1. Terminate Manley 2. Remove/demote his hand picked assistant chiefs. 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 3. Remove secret power Chief has to promote officers up from Lieutenant or commander, make same as lower ranks so Minorities can’t continue to be skipped, never having a chance to study and make it off merits. 4. NEVER allow future CM to hire the big Austin Chief “from within”... instantly allowed for corruption via his assistant chiefs selections. The Austin Police Department has some of the best trained officers in America, but this is negated by corrupt chiefs. Recommended Administrative Policies to Review (to include but not limited to): 200.1 PURPOSE AND SCOPE This order recognizes that the use of force in response to resistance by law enforcement requires constant evaluation and that response to resistance is a serious responsibility. The purpose of this order is to provide officers with guidelines on objectively reasonable response to resistance. While there is no way to specify the exact amount or type of objectively reasonable force to be applied in any situation, each officer is expected to use these guidelines to make such decisions in a professional, impartial, and objectively reasonable manner. This order is written in terms to apply to sworn officers. In incidents where civilian employees are authorized to use force, they are subject to the same policies and procedures as officers but the test of objective reasonableness is judged from the perspective of an objectively reasonable civilian employee. Additionally, this order will provide directives and guidelines on the following: (a) De-escalation principals and techniques. (b) Parameters relating to the use of objectively reasonable force. (c) Reporting requirements. (d) Providing medical assistance to injured subjects. 208.4 USE OF THE TASER DEVICE As with any law enforcement equipment, the TASER Device has limitations and restrictions requiring consideration before its use. The TASER Device should only be used when its operator can safely approach the subject within the operational range of the TASER Device. Although the TASER Device is generally effective in controlling most individuals, officers should be alert to the potential for failure and be prepared with other options. 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. 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 900.3.1 HONESTY Honesty is of the utmost importance on the police profession. Employees are expected to be truthful at all times in the performance of their duties. 900.3.2 ACTS BRINGING DISCREDIT UPON THE DEPARTMENT Since the conduct of personnel both on-duty or off-duty may reflect upon the Department, employees must conduct themselves at all times in a manner which does not bring reproach, discredit, or embarrassment to the Department or to the City. 900.4.3 NEGLECT OF DUTY Employees will satisfactorily perform their duties. 900.5.1 SUPPORTING FELLOW EMPLOYEES (a) Employees will not knowingly aid, abet, or assist another Department member in violating any Department directive of order. Recommended Classification: The OPO is permitted to make a preliminary recommendation on the classification of administrative cases. The OPO recommends an A classification for any sworn employee involved in this incident with the rank of Commander or lower.
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