Police Notebook: Officer Danny Johnson (APD).

Officer:  Danny Johnson.
Agency:  Austin Police Department.
Alleged Misconduct:  Giving misleading statements to his superiors and being rude to a resident.
Disciplinary Action:  90-day suspension without pay.
Source:  This Statesman article.
Other Information:  According to a memo regarding the incident, Officer Johnson was dispatched in response to a woman’s report that she had found a discarded hypodermic needle. Officer Johnson stated in a written report to his supervisors that the syringe was old and cracked and did not contain a needle. But the woman filed a complaint about Officer Johnson’s behavior toward her, which triggered a review of his patrol car video. The video revealed that the syringe clearly did contain a needle, that Officer Johnson did not comply with police procedures for disposing of it, and that he was rude and condescending to the woman.

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