May 7, 2020

Formal complaint: Search protocol

Complainant alleges that officers treated him unfairly when they were called because he and his neighbors got into an altercation. Office of Police Oversight recommend 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 ICMS #: 2020-0499 May 7, 2020 Complaint: Complainant, Mr. : The police were called because my neighbors and I got into an altercation. I was put in handcuffs and my neighbors got to go inside their apartment. Police searched my car and my car had nothing to do with it. What did my car have to do with the situation? Why wasn’t my neighbors car searched as well? they were part of the situation. My Michael Kors watch is missing after the police searched my car, I think the police has it. They violated my rights. This notice of formal complaint is a request for Internal Affairs to initiate 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): 306.3.1 SEARCH PROTOCOL (a) Officers will conduct person searches with dignity and courtesy. (b) Officers will conduct property searches in a manner that returns the condition of the property to its pre-search status as nearly as reasonably practicable. 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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