March 1, 2022

Notice of complaint related to 2022-0136

Complainant alleges that Austin police officers falsely accused the complainant and treated their support animal aggressively.

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NOTICE OF COMPLAINT March 4, 2022 ICMS #: 2022-0136 On March 1, 2022 the OPO received a phone complaint. The complainant alleges: A man she is familiar with ran up to officers yelling that she was taking pictures of him even though she wasn’t. She was just there to pick up some food. The officers yelled at her to stop taking pictures of the man. The complainant tried multiple ways to prove that she was doing nothing wrong but the officers didn’t listen. When she asked for the officers' names and badge numbers, one of them replied, "Oh you wanna do it like that now?" That officer then asked for the complainant’s personal information. The other officer put his foot on the complainant’s emotional support puppy. When she asked why he did that he said he was trying to pet it. The complainant is MHMR and is shook up and afraid because the officers bullied her and thought treating her horribly was ok. 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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