When Is a Violation Not a Violation?
According to Austin Police Dept. administrators and the city of Austin, former APD officer Tim Enlow violated numerous departmental policies -- violations that allegedly necessitated his termination. Yet testimony at Enlow's civil service arbitration hearing reflects that he wasn't the only policy violator -- merely the only one dismissed for those violations.
Among the APD policies (or city laws) other officers may have violated:
(i) Failure of a supervisor to initiate appropriate corrective or disciplinary action against any employee for a violation of the Department's written directives or other relevant rules and regulations in a timely manner shall constitute dereliction of duty on the part of the supervisor.
(ii) Supervisors are accountable for the actions of all employees subject to their command. They shall properly supervise their subordinates. When violations of these rules are identified, supervisors shall promptly initiate appropriate correction or disciplinary action, and make the necessary reports concerning the same, through channels.