March 7, 2022

Notice of complaint related to 2022-0155

Complainant alleges two Austin police officers pointed guns at the complainant without reason and used excessive force when handcuffing them.

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NOTICE OF COMPLAINT March 11, 2022 ICMS #: 2022-0155 On March 7, 2022 the OPO received a phone complaint. The complainant alleges: His son called him to pick up his daughter, but when he arrived, the son began cursing him and called APD. Two APD officers responded to the call and when he opened the door, the officers had guns drawn and were shining lights on him. The complainant tried to explain to the officers that he was a 70-year-old, one hundred percent disabled veteran and he had a bad leg and a bad back. The officers forced him outside as he was trying to explain and started throwing him around and eventually threw him to the ground. The more he asked the officers to stop, the harder they pulled the handcuffs on his hands. The complainant alleges officers think the badges give them a reason to hurt people and they had no right to do what they did to him. He took photos of the injuries. Officer . 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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