January 27, 2022

Notice of complaint related to 2022-0077

The complainant alleges that Austin police officers did not appropriately respond to a domestic violence incident and instead requested a warrant to arrest the victim. Further, the complainant alleges that Austin police officers did not investigate the incident properly.

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NOTICE OF COMPLAINT February 1, 2022 ICMS #: 2022-0077 On January 27, 2022 the OPO received a phone complaint. The complainant alleges: She was attacked in her house and defended herself. Detective has issued a warrant for her arrest. He never followed up on her abuser’s report or asked anything about the incident. She has documented being chased with a sword, being pushed into walls, and choked and no police protection ever came. How is it that her abuser was given the time of day but she wasn’t? Supervisors have come to the scene of previous incidents and told her she doesn’t know what domestic violence is and told her personal stories about their own parents. The domestic violence unit is not being run properly. 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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