March 23, 2022

Notice of complaint related to 2022-0209

Complainant alleges Austin police officers arrested the complainant without reason when responding to the complainant’s call.

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NOTICE OF COMPLAINT March 25, 2022 ICMS #: 2022-0209 On March 23, 2022, the OPO received a phone complaint. The complainant alleges: The complainant called 911 because he and his children were being threatened by a drug dealer, but the responding officer arrested him instead. The complainant asked the officer for his name and badge number, a police officer monitor, and a supervisor and the officer did not comply. The responding officer made a comment to his daughter that he was not going to listen to the words of a drug dealer, insinuating to his daughter that he was the drug dealer. The officer told the complainant that he knew the other person had warrants but he did not care. Once the complainant was arrested, the person who threatened him followed through on one of his threats and vandalized his car. The complainant wants this incident to be investigated because he feels the officer was not in compliance. 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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