April 4, 2022

Notice of complaint related to 2022-0245

Complainant alleges Austin police officers did not allow him to retreive his car keys from his friend after the police were called to assist the complainant.

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NOTICE OF COMPLAINT April 8, 2022 ICMS #: 2022-0245 On April 4, 2022, the OPO received a phone complaint. The complainant alleges: The complainant let a friend that was living with him use his truck because his vehicle was broken down. About ago he noticed scratches on the vehicle. The police were called and when they arrived, he told the officers he wanted his keys back from the friend. He also told the officers he wanted them to wait while he walked around his vehicle to inspect it for other damages. He got his car keys from the friend, but not his house keys. The officers told him he would just have to change the locks and they let his friend go. The officers started to walk away. When he asked them to stay as witnesses while he checked his vehicle for other damages they told him that does not have anything to do with APD because it was a civil matter. He is angry about the way he was treated. 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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