La Oficina de Fiscalización de la Policía recibió una queja en persona y realizó una entrevista preliminar. OPO recomienda que esta alegación reciba una clasificación B.
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NOTICE OF FORMAL
ICMS #: 2020-0245
February 26, 2020
Complaint: The Office of Police Oversight (OPO) is the complainant. The OPO received an in-
person complaint. The OPO conducted a preliminary review of the complaint and identified the
potential policy violations listed below.
This notice of formal complaint is a request for Internal Affairs to initiate an investigation in
order to determine if the employee conduct is within compliance of APD policy, Civil Service
Rules, and Municipal Civil Service Rules.
Recommended Administrative Policies to Review (to include but not limited to):
301.1 PURPOSE AND SCOPE – RESPONSIBILITY TO THE COMMUNITY
All persons deserve protection by fair and impartial law enforcement and should be able to
expect similar police response to their behavior wherever it occurs. Employees will serve the
public through direction, counseling, assistance, and protection of life and property. Employees
will be held accountable for the manner in which they exercise the authority of their office or
position. Employees will respect the rights of individuals and perform their services with
honesty, sincerity, courage, and sound judgment.
301.2 IMPARTIAL ATTITUDE AND COURTESY
Employees are expected to act professionally, treat all persons fairly and equally, and perform
all duties impartially, objectively, and equitably without regard to personal feelings, animosities,
friendships, financial status, sex, creed, color, race, religion, age, political beliefs, sexual
orientation, gender identity or gender expression or social or ethnic background.
350.4 VEHICLE INVENTORY
(a) In all incidents where a vehicle is impounded or moved, officers will make an inventory of
the vehicle for damage and any items of personal property. Such an inventory is a care taking
function intended to protect:
1. The owner’s property while it remains in police custody.
2. The police against claims or disputes over lost or stolen property.
900.1.1 RESPONSIBILITY TO KNOW AND COMPLY
The rules of conduct set forth in this order do not serve as an all-inclusive list of requirements,
limitations, or prohibitions on employee conduct and activities; employees are required to know
and comply with all Department policies, procedures, and written directives.
Recommended Classification: The OPO is permitted to make a preliminary recommendation
on the classification of administrative cases.
The OPO recommends that this allegation receive a B classification.