January 13, 2020

Formal complaint: Reason for detention

Complainant alleges APD racially profiled him and refused to let him return to class until his identity was confirmed. The OPO recommends that this allegation receive a B 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 ICMS #: 2019-1055 January 13, 2020 Complaint: Complainant, alleges APD racially profiled him and refused to let the complainant return to class until his identify was confirmed. The complainant requested his complaint be formally investigated. This notice of formal complaint is a request for Internal Affairs to conduct 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): 328.3.1 REASON FOR DETENTION Officers detaining a person shall be prepared to articulate sufficient reason for a lawful detention, independent of the individual’s membership in a protected class. To the extent that written documentation would otherwise be completed (e.g., arrest report, field observation (FO) card), the involved officer should include those facts giving rise to the authority for the detention, as applicable. Nothing in this order shall require any officer to document a contact that would not otherwise require reporting Recommended Classification: The OPO is permitted to make a preliminary recommendation on the classification of administrative cases. The OPO recommends that this allegation receive a B classification.
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