APD Policy Manual for Cpl Study Set 2017

Terms in this set (363)

(a) Send email notifications with the incident report number prior to the end of the tour of duty to the:
(a) Involved employee's chain-of-command up to the commander.
(b) Reviewing supervisor's chain-of-command up to the commander, if not already included.
(c) Commander of the area where the incident took place, if not already included.
(d) IA (Internal.Affairs@austintexas.gov) if the inquiry indicates there is any credible evidence a violation of law or policy may have occurred concerning the officer's use of force that may reasonably lead to formal discipline.
(b) Supervisors shall review the primary reporting employee's response to resistance incident report and change the 8400 title code to 8402 for Level 2 force incidents.
(c) Complete a response to resistance inquiry memorandum. The inquiry memorandum shall include:
(a) The incident number of the involved employee's response to resistance incident report.
(b) A description of any injury to the subject and/or APD personnel including the medical assistance that was provided.
(c) Any relevant information revealed in interviews with personnel, subjects involved, and witnesses at the scene.
(d) Information on the digital images or photographs that were taken. If none were taken then the reason why.
(e) Whether statements were taken and in what format (e.g., MAV, written). If a statement was not taken, or if the statement was not captured on video or audio, the reasons should be documented.
(f) Detailed information on any circumstances that delayed or prevented response to the scene.
(g) Identify Department or individual equipment, training, and tactical issues and make recommendations for corrective action, when appropriate.
(h) Whether the response to resistance was objectively reasonable and within Department Policy.
(d) Prepare a response to resistance inquiry packet that includes the following documents:
(a) A Level 2 inquiry control sheet.
(b) Supervisor inquiry memorandum.
(c) CAD sheet of the incident.
(d) Any ancillary documentation (e.g. Taser downloads and audio wave files).
(e) Electronically store the response to resistance inquiry packet in the Level 2 Response to Resistance Inquiry folder in the G drive (\\ausps.org\Data\Groups\R2R Level 2 Inquiry Packets) within a folder titled by the case number. A physical folder is no longer required.
(f) Complete and forward the response to resistance inquiry packet link via email to the next level in the chain-of-command under which the involved employee was working when the incident occurred, within four work days from the time the incident occurred.
(a) When the officer is acting alone.
(b) When two or more officers become separated, lose visual contact with one another or obstacles separate them to the degree that they cannot immediately assist each other should a confrontation take place. In such circumstances, it is generally recommended that a single
officer keep the subject in sight from a safe distance and coordinate the containment effort.
(c) The officer is unsure of his location and direction of travel.
(d) When pursuing multiple subjects and the pursuing officers do not reasonably believe that they would be able to control the subjects should a confrontation occur.
(e) When the physical condition of the officers renders them incapable of controlling the subject if apprehended.
(f) When the officer loses radio contact with Communications or with backup officers.
(g) When the subject enters a building, structure, confined space, or a wooded or otherwise isolated area and there are insufficient officers to provide backup and containment. The primary officer should consider discontinuing the pursuit and coordinating containment pending the arrival of sufficient officers.
(h) The officer becomes aware of unanticipated or unforeseen circumstances that unreasonably
increase the risk to officers or the public.
(i) The officer reasonably believes that the danger to the pursuing officers or to the public outweighs the objective of immediate apprehension.
(j) The officer loses possession of his firearm or other essential equipment.
(k) The officer or a third party is injured during the pursuit, requiring immediate assistance and there are no other emergency personnel available to render aid.
(l) The subject's location is no longer definitely known.
(m) The identity of the subject is established or other information exists that will allow for the subject's apprehension at a later time, and it reasonably appears that there is no immediate threat to department personnel or the public if the subject is not immediately apprehended.
(n) The officer's ability to safely continue the pursuit is impaired by inclement weather, darkness, or other conditions.
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