February 14, 2022

Notice of complaint related to 2022-0103

Complainant alleges Austin police officers incorrectly filed a report on an accident involving the complainant.

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NOTICE OF COMPLAINT February 18, 2022 ICMS #: 2022-0103 On February 14, 2022 the OPO received a phone complaint. The complainant alleges: The complainant has questions about a police report that was filed for an auto-pedestrian accident he was involved in on . There were a number of inaccuracies in the police report. He has attempted to follow through. The complainant is blind and was hit. The report says he wasn’t using a cane when he was. For some reason, when the officer went over the video surveillance, they said he had folded up his cane and put it in his bag before crossing -- which was untrue. They said the body camera footage said that he said he did not have a cane. He states he was attempting to communicate that it had gotten knocked out of his hand. The complainant is trying to get more eyes on this because he is very confused on how the report could have been written down the way it was. 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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