July 23, 2021

Temporary suspension of Officer Gabriel Vasquez

Interim Chief of Police Joseph Chacon determined that Officer Vasquez's actions violated Civil Service Commission Rule 10.03 and suspended him from his duties for 3 days, from July 24, 2021 to July 26, 2021. Internal Affairs' investigation revealed that Officer Vasquez violated Civil Service Rules and APD policy when he improperly detained and transported an individual, and then failed to document a reported incident.

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MEMORANDUM Austin Police Department Office of the Chief of Police TO: Joya Hayes, Director of Civil Service FROM: Joseph Chacon, Interim Chief of Police DATE: July 23rd, 2021 SUBJECT: Temporary Suspension of Police Officer Gabriel Vasquez #5378 Internal Affairs Control Numbers 2021-0083 Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 143 of the Texas Local Government Code, Section 143.052, and Rule 10, Rules of Procedure for the Firefighters', Police Officers' and Emergency Medical Service Personnel's Civil Service Commission, I have temporarily suspended Police Officer Gabriel Vasquez #5376 from duty as a City of Austin, Texas police officer for a period of three (3) days. The temporary suspension is effective beginning on July 24th, 2021 and continuing through July 261\ 2021. I took this action because Officer Vasquez violated Civil Service Commission Rule 10.03, which sets forth the grounds for disciplinary suspensions of employees in the classifi�d service, and states: No employee of the classified service of the City of Austin shall engage in, or be involved in, any of the following acts or conduct, and the same shall constitute cause for suspension of an employee from the classified service of the City: L. Violation of any of the rules and regulations of the Fire Department or Police Department or of special orders, as applicable. RECEIVED July 23, 2021 12:21 p.m.
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