APD officer suspended for hitting pedestrian

AUSTIN - An Austin police officer was suspended for three days this month after he struck a pedestrian with his patrol vehicle in June.

According to an APD disciplinary memo, Officer Charles Tucker was responding to an incident on June 30 when he stopped at the intersection of Roland Johnson Drive and East St. Johns Avenue. The memo, dated Sept. 16, states Tucker struck a pedestrian walking westbound in the crosswalk while he was attempting to make a right turn.

Acevedo said in the memo Tucker violated APD Policy 804.2, which covers general operation of department vehicles. Tucker was suspended three days, Sept. 17-19. The memo did not state if Tucker used vacation or holiday time to serve the suspension, or if he served the suspension without pay.

APD also did not state if or how seriously the pedestrian was injured.

(© 2016 KVUE)


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