Complainant alleges that her son was treated disrespectfully while being arrested, and that officers "slammed his face into the wall during booking and broke his tooth." The Office of Police Oversight recommends that this allegation receive a B classification.
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NOTICE OF FORMAL
ICMS #: 2020-0100
April 20, 2021
, complainant, alleges that her son,
, was treated
disrespectfully while being arrested. Complainant alleges an officer laughed in her son's face and
told him he was being arrested for one thing, then booked him for something else. Complainant
further alleges officers slammed his face into the wall during booking and broke his tooth.
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):
303.3.1 WHEN DEPARTMENT ISSUED BWC SYSTEM USE IS REQUIRED
All units responding to a scene shall activate their department issued BWC equipment when they
(1) Arrive on-scene to any call for service; (2) Have detained or arrested a person; (3) Are
attempting to detain or arrest a person; (4); By the nature of the call for service, are likely to detain
or arrest a person; or (5) Any consensual contact in which the employee or a citizen believes
activation of the BWC would be in the best interest of the community.
900.4.3 NEGLECT OF DUTY
Employees will satisfactorily perform their duties.
402.2 INCIDENT REPORTING
A well-written report can help make a case just as easily as a poorly written report can ruin a case.
Employees have the responsibility to write clear, factual, and complete reports.
402.2.4 REPORT WRITING
All reports shall accurately reflect: (1) the identity of the persons involved. (2) All pertinent
information seen, heard, or assimilated by any other sense. (3) Any action(s) taken. (4). Any
property which the employee takes possession of, clearly documenting the: (a) events that led up
to the taking possession of the property; (b) purpose for taking the property; (c) identification of
the property and/or description; (d) location where the property was taken; (e) complete identifiers,
as available, for anyone who may claim ownership of the property.
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.