Official complaint and discipline documents

As part of our mission, the Office of Police Oversight publishes official documents related to the complaint investigation process and disciplinary decisions made by the Austin Police Department.

June 30, 2020

Formal complaints OPO processed on June 11-30

Complainants allege that Austin police officers used excessive force, including physical force, bean bags, sonic weapons, and rubber bullets, that resulted in injuries to protesters, and displayed discriminatory behavior, including that one officer yelled “white power” to a group of protesters. The OPO recommends these allegations receive an A classification.

Author: Office of Police Oversight
June 16, 2020

Temporary suspension of Officer Uri Tamez

Chief of Police Brian Manley determined that Officer Tamez’s actions violated multiple policies and suspended him from duty for 4 days, from June 17, 2020 through June 20, 2020. Officer Tamez violated Civil Service Commission Rule 10.03(L) and APD General Orders 303.3.1, 304.3.1, 304.3.2 and 305.2, which includes the department's body worn camera (BWC) and in-vehicle camera (DMAV) policies.

Author: Office of Police Oversight
Document: Disciplinary Memo: Officer Tamez (PDF 379.93KB)
June 16, 2020

Temporary suspension of Officer Daniel McCameron

Chief of Police Brian Manley determined that Officer McCameron’s actions violated multiple policies and suspended him from duty for 4 days, from June 17, 2020 through June 20, 2020. Officer McCameron violated Civil Service Commission Rule 10.03(L) and APD General Orders 303.3.1, 304.3.1, 304.3.2 and 305.2, which includes the department's body worn camera (BWC) and in-vehicle camera (DMAV) policies.

Author: Office of Police Oversight
Document: Disciplinary Memo: Officer McCameron (PDF 510.68KB)
June 16, 2020

Temporary suspension of Officer Jonathan La Borde

Chief of Police Brian Manley determined that Officer La Borde’s actions violated multiple policies and suspended him from duty for 10 days, from June 17, 2020 through June 26, 2020. Officer La Borde violated Civil Service Commission Rule 10.03(L) and APD General Orders 303.3.1, 304.3.1, 304.3.2 and 305.2, which includes the department's body worn camera (BWC) and in-vehicle camera (DMAV) policies.

Author: Office of Police Oversight
Document: Disciplinary Memo: Officer La Borde (PDF 584.55KB)
June 15, 2020

Temporary suspension of Officer Jeffrey Teng

Chief of Police Brian Manley determined that Officer Teng's actions violated Civil Service Commission Rule 10.03(L) and suspended him from duty for 30 days, from June 16, 2020 through July 15, 2020. Internal Affairs' investigation revealed that Officer Teng violated Civil Service Rules by neglecting and shirking his duty during a domestic violence call for service.

Author: Office of Police Oversight
Document: Disciplinary Memo: Officer Teng (PDF 2.4MB)
June 12, 2020

Temporary suspension of Detective Robert Field

Chief of Police Brian Manley determined that Detective Field’s actions violated Civil Service Commission Rule 10.03(L) and suspended him from duty for 2 days, from June 12, 2020 through June 13, 2020. Detective Field behaved in an unprofessional manner toward pedestrians while directing traffic during a secondary employment assignment.

Author: Office of Police Oversight
Document: Disciplinary Memo: Detective Field (PDF 229.83KB)
June 10, 2020

Formal complaints OPO processed on June 10: Purpose and scope—community policing and other policy violations

Complainants allege that Austin Police officers were aggressive to protesters, used excessive force (rubber bullets), which resulted in injuries to protesters and minors, and behaved unprofessionally. The OPO recommends these allegations receive an A classification.

Author: Office of Police Oversight
June 9, 2020

Formal complaints OPO processed on June 9: Purpose and scope—community policing and other policy violations

Complainants allege that Austin Police officers were aggressive to protesters and used excessive force (bean bags, sonic weapon), which resulted in injuries to protesters. The OPO recommends these allegations receive an A classification.

Author: Office of Police Oversight
June 8, 2020

Formal complaints OPO processed on June 8: Purpose and scope—community policing and other policy violations

Complainants allege that Austin Police officers were aggressive to protesters, misrepresented police response on official APD social media accounts, and used excessive force (pepper spray), which resulted in injuries to protesters, minors, and bystanders. The OPO recommends these allegations receive an A classification.

Author: Office of Police Oversight
June 5, 2020

Formal complaints OPO processed on June 5: Purpose and scope—community policing and other policy violations

Complainants allege Austin Police officers mistreated protesters, using excessive force that resulted in injuries from non-lethal projectiles (bean bags and rubber bullets), pepper spray and tear gas. The OPO recommends this allegation receive an A classification.

Author: Office of Police Oversight
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