Complainant alleges that officer did not follow procedure when actively targeting a firearm at a civilian. Office of Police Oversight recommend this allegation receive a B classification.
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NOTICE OF FORMAL
May 30, 2019
Date of Complaint: May 23, 2019
Officer [Redacted] and Officer [Redacted], failed to document and report the active targeting of
a firearm at a person.
On [Redacted], a stop was conducted by Officer [Redacted] and Officer [Redacted]. Officers
targeting [Redacted]. [Redacted] mother arrived on scene and she was informed by
Officer [Redacted] that it was, “Just a traffic stop.” Officer [Redacted] later told [Redacted] that
he was stopped because, “He looked like someone they were looking for.”
On May 29, 2019, review was conducted on the Field Observation (FO) Card related to this
incident. There was no indication on the FO Card that [Redacted] was targeted or that the Officers
briefed their supervisor.
Administrative Policy to Review:
402.5 Reporting the Active Targeting of a Firearm at a Person
By the nature of their duties, officers may be required by general orders and training to point
their firearm, including impact munitions, and actively target at a person. This section does not
create an additional requirement for officers to initiate an incident report; however, officers that
actively target their firearm at a person shall properly document the incident as outlined below.
402.5.1 Officer Responsibilities
(a)Employees shall immediately notify and brief their supervisor. If their supervisor
is unavailable, another field supervisor shall be notified
(b)Employees shall adhere to the following documentation guidelines:
1. FO Card or Electronic Street Check
a) When a report is not otherwise required for the incident, complete an
FO card or electronic street check to document that a firearm was
actively targeted at a person and the details of the incident.
The OPO is permitted to make a preliminary recommendation on the classification of
The OPO recommends that this allegation receive a B classification.