September 28, 2021

Temporary suspension of Officer Katherine Alzola

Interim Chief of Police Joseph Chacon determined that Officer Alzola's actions violated Civil Service Commission Rule 10.03 and suspended her from her duties for ninety days, from September 29, 2021, to December 27, 2021. Internal Affairs' investigation revealed that Officer Alzola failed to intercede in a use of force incident, did not properly report the use of force incident, and improperly deactivated her body worn camera.

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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: September 28, 2021 SUBJECT: Agreed Temporary Suspension of Police Officer Katherine Alzola #9045 Internal Affairs Control Number 2021-0316 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 Katherine Alzola #9045 from duty as a City of Austin, Texas police officer for a period of ninety (90) days. The agreed temporary suspension is effective beginning on September 29, 2021 and continuing through December 27, 2021. I took this action because Ofc. Alzola violated Civil Service Commission Rule 10.03, which sets forth the grounds for disciplinary suspensions of employees in the classified 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. RECIEVED City of Austin Civil Service Office September 29, 2021 12:18pm
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