January 12, 2022

Notice of complaint related to 2022-0006

Complainant alleges an Austin Police officer behaved unprofessionally when they yelled at the complainant about their service animal.

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NOTICE OF COMPLAINT January 12, 2022 ICMS #: 2022-0006 On January 4, 2022 the OPO received an online complaint. The complainant alleges: I was at the with your roommate and my service dog and we just walked in and we were discussing what we're going to buy and we stopped and my dog my service animal tinkle just a little couple drops on the floor not even close to the food and the police officer screamed at me at the top of lungs I need to take him out the store remind you he’s my service animal registered and I told him that and he’s like well you need to clean it up and I did which I didn’t have a problem doing it cuz it’s my responsibility and then he yelled at me saying look what your animal did and all this stuff and he didn’t cause any distraction of any food or anything for that part just a simple little couple drops of tinkle urine excuse me and he was very rude and very unethical and unreasonably mad maybe he had a bad day or something but I don’t appreciate that and that’s all the yelling was unnecessary and uncalled for This notice of 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.

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