August 24, 2021

Formal complaint: Responsibility to know and comply and Acts bringing discredit upon the department

The complainant alleges that she is in a relationship with an Austin police officer who has demonstrated unprofessional behavior, including driving while intoxicated and being verbally abusive. OPO recommends this complaint receive a B classification.

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NOTICE OF FORMAL COMPLAINT 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. him help? As this behavior continued it has been affecting me mentally. Not only hindering my healing after having a C-Section but many other incidents were has and continues to do many things that have effected how we communicate in front of our son. I would like to do a in person statement of other incidents along with me showing the proof. I have texted and wrote an email to his corporal and it seems like it just gets brushed off. This is unacceptable that I have reached out many times and no one has followed up. The fact that I feel like I need to keep going up the chain in command is very disappointing to me because I’ve been here asking for help for to better himself to be a better father to our son. I’m not sure if it’s the stress of the job that has been spiraling. This notice of formal complaint is a request for Internal Affairs to initiate an investigation 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): 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. (a) Employees will maintain a working knowledge and comply with the laws, ordinances, statutes, regulations, and APD written directives which pertain to their assigned duties. 900.3.2 ACTS BRINGING DISCREDIT UPON THE DEPARTMENT Since the conduct of personnel both on-duty or off-duty may reflect directly 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. (a) Employees will not commit any act which tends to destroy public confidence in, and respect for, the Department or which is prejudicial to the good order, efficiency, or discipline of the Department. Recommended Classification: The OPO is permitted to make a preliminary recommendation on the classification of administrative cases. The OPO recommends this complaint receive a B classification.

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