The Austin Police Department’s investigations have determined that there were nine protest-related critical incidents between May 30 and May 31, 2020.
- 20-5022592 | May 30, 2020 | Approximately 4:30 p.m. | 800 blk of N IH-35 SB Proper
- 20-5021406 | May 30, 2020 | Approximately 5:10 p.m. | 900 blk of N. IH-35 NB Proper
- 20-5021197 | May 30, 2020 | Approximately 5:24 p.m. | 800 blk of N. IH-35 NB Frontage
- 20-5022436 | May 30, 2020 | Approximately 7:12 p.m. | 1000 E. Riverside Dr.
- 20-5023617 | May 31, 2020 | Approximately 1:55 p.m. | 300 blk of W. Cesar Chavez
- 20-5021405 | May 31, 2020 | Approximately 4 p.m. | 800 blk of N. IH-35 SB Proper
- 20-5026212 | May 31, 2020 | Approximately 4 p.m. | 800 blk of N. IH-35 NB Proper
- 20-5021608 | May 31, 2020 | Approximately 11:04 p.m. | 800 blk N. Ih-35 SB Frontage
- 20-1521593 | May 31, 2020 | Approximately 11:04 p.m. | N. IH-35 SB Frontage/E. 8th Street
APD has identified two more officers who were involved:
- Officer Jeffrey Teng, 4 years with APD
- Officer Eric Heim, 5.5 years with APD
These officers have been placed on administrative duty along with the other five who were previously identified.
The Austin Police Department (APD) is continuing its investigation into the use of Level 1 less-lethal force during the first weekend of protests on May 30 and May 31, 2020. Staying consistent with our policy and practice on critical incidents, APD is identifying the officers involved in those incidents as:
- Officer Nicholas Gebhart, 7.5 years with APD
- Officer Kyu An, 3.5 years with APD
- Officer Kyle Felton, 1 year with APD
- Officer Derrick Lehman, 10 years with APD
- Officer John Siegel, 3.5 years with APD
All officers have been placed on paid administrative duty.
The APD Special Investigations Unit and the Internal Affairs Division are attempting to identify the officer(s) involved in the other protest-related incidents.
For reference, the APD response to resistance levels are divided into four categories: Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4. Each level is defined by the type of force used by the officer(s). A description of those levels is available in APD General Orders.
These cases remain under investigation. APD will continue to provide updates as information becomes available.