April 7, 2022

Notice of complaint related to 2022-0259

Complainant alleges an Austin police officer detained him without reason.

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NOTICE OF COMPLAINT April 8, 2022 ICMS #: 2022-0259 On April 7, 2022, the OPO received a phone complaint. The complainant alleges: His truck broke down on the way home from work. He fell asleep in his vehicle, in his own neighborhood, waiting for a tow truck. He was awakened by an APD officer telling him to step out of his vehicle. He asked the officer if he was being arrested or detained. As he finished his sentence the officer pulls him from his vehicle telling him he was being detained. There was no reason for him to be detained. He was in a vehicle that was clearly broken down, the hood was open with jumper cables on top of the hood. He does not understand that kind of treatment from an officer. 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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