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.

August 13, 2019

Temporary suspension of Sergeant Christopher Keen

Chief of Police Brian Manley determined that Sergeant Keen's actions violated Civil Service Commission Rule 10.03(L), and suspended him from duty for ten days, effective August 13, 2019 and continuing through August 22, 2019. Internal Affairs' investigation revealed that Sergeant Keen failed to promptly notify Internal Affairs or his chain of command of his personal knowledge of Officer Wagstaff's relationship with a stalking crime victim.

Autor: Austin Police Department
June 17, 2019

Indefinite suspension of Officer Jordan Wagstaff

Chief of Police Brian Manley determined that Officer Wagstaff's actions violated Civil Service Commission Rule 10.03(L), and indefinitely suspended him from duty effective June 17, 2019. The Internal Affairs' investigation revealed Officer Wagstaff engaged in an inappropriate social/personal relationship with an alleged stalking crime victim.

Autor: Austin Police Department
March 18, 2019

Indefinite suspension of Officer Robert Pfaff

Chief of Police Brian Manley determined that Officer Pfaff’s actions violated Civil Service Commission Rule 10.03(L), and indefinitely suspended him from duty effective March 18, 2019. Internal Affairs' investigation revealed that Officer Pfaff's use of a Taser was not objectively reasonable and a violation of Austin Police Department policy.

Autor: Austin Police Department
March 18, 2019

Indefinite suspension of Officer Donald Petraitis

Chief of Police Brian Manley determined that Officer Petraitis' actions violated Civil Service Commission Rule 10.03(L), and indefinitely suspended him from duty effective March 18, 2019. Internal Affairs' investigation revealed that Officer Petraitis provided false statements in his report about Officer Pfaff's use of a Taser.

Autor: Austin Police Department
January 10, 2019

Temporary suspension of Officer Bryan McCulloch

Chief of Police Brian Manley determined that Officer McCulloch’s actions violated Civil Service Commission Rule 10.03(L), and temporarily suspended him from duty for seven days, effective January 10, 2019 and continuing through January 16, 2019. Internal Affairs' investigation revealed Officer McCulloch violated multiple policies, including joining pursuit of a stolen vehicle without supervisor approval, committing numerous traffic violations, and failing to operate his vehicle with due regard for the safety of others.

Autor: Austin Police Department
December 20, 2018

Indefinite suspension of Commander Jason Dusterhoft

Chief of Police Brian Manley determined that Commander Dusterhoft’s actions violated Civil Service Commission Rule 10.03(L), and indefinitely suspended him from duty effective December 20, 2018. Internal Affairs' investigation revealed Commander Dusterhoft committed multiple policy violations including Acts Bringing Discredit to the Department.

Autor: Austin Police Department
December 12, 2018

Indefinite suspension of Sergeant Marci Laczko

Chief of Police Brian Manley determined that Sergeant Laczko’s actions violated Civil Service Commission Rule 10.03(L), and indefinitely suspended her from duty effective December 12, 2018. Internal Affairs' investigation revealed that Sergeant Laczko violated multiple policies.

Autor: Austin Police Department
November 26, 2018

Temporary suspension of Officer Mark Lakes

Chief of Police Brian Manley determined that Officer Lakes’ actions violated Civil Service Commission Rule 10.03(L), and suspended him from duty for ten days, effective November 27, 2018 and continuing through December 6, 2018. Internal Affairs' investigation revealed that Officer Lakes failed to report a Response to Resistance in a timely manner.

Autor: Austin Police Department
November 16, 2018

Indefinite suspension of Officer Gregory Burnett

Chief of Police Brian Manley determined that Officer Burnett’s actions violated Civil Service Commission Rule 10.03(L), and indefinitely suspended him from duty effective November 16, 2018. Internal Affairs' investigation revealed that Officer Burnett did not fully complete the state mandated Texas Workers' Compensation Work Status Report.

Autor: Austin Police Department