March 7, 2022

Notice of complaint related to 2022-0159

Complainant alleges that Austin police officers towed his vehicle after his car was stranded on the freeway.

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NOTICE OF COMPLAINT March 11, 2022 ICMS #: 2022-0159 On March 7, 2022 the OPO received a phone complaint. The complainant alleges: His car stopped working near . The vehicle was stopped on the road less than 6 hours. When he returned with a tow truck the vehicle had been towed by APD/ . The complainant alleges he had to pay $255 to get his car. The total charges including the tow company that he hired to pick up his car and fees amounted to over $400, which he should not have to pay because the car was stranded on the freeway for less than 6 hours. 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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