March 9, 2022

Notice of complaint related to 2022-0171

Complainant alleges that Austin police officers did not intervene when responding to an individual experiencing a mental health crisis.

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NOTICE OF COMPLAINT March 11, 2022 ICMS #: 2022-0171 On March 9, 2022 the OPO received a phone complaint. The complainant alleges: lives in Austin and has made numerous postings on Facebook about how he is going to kill himself. Three weeks ago, police intervened and was put in an in-patient facility. has posted numerous threats on Facebook about how he is going to commit suicide, kill his mother, and other terroristic threats. More recently APD was notified but this time they told the complainant that this is ongoing, others have complained, and they are not going to do anything this time. The complainant believes that law enforcement is supposed to step in when a person is showing signs of being in a mental state and if APD does not intervene this person is going to lose everything and end up dead or homeless. 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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