March 31, 2022

Notice of complaint related to 2022-0237

Complainant alleges Austin police officers detained, searched, and accused the complainant of a stolen vehicle, even though the vehivle was later proven not to be stolen.

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NOTICE OF COMPLAINT April 1, 2022 ICMS #: 2022-0237 On March 31, 2022, the OPO received a phone complaint. The complainant alleges: An officer stared at her as she walked into the on . As she was walking out of the store, several officers approached her car with guns drawn while her friend and children were in the car. The officers detained her, searched her vehicle, and told her she was in a stolen car. She told the officers to re-run the license plate and when they did the report came back that there were no warrants, and her vehicle was not reported stolen. They searched her car without a warrant and also threw her friend to the ground. After she left and went to work, she found out they found the car they were looking for and it was an SUV, and she was driving a Chevy Impala. 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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