APD officer suspended for the way he handles two calls

An Austin police officer is facing a suspension for the way he handled two calls.

According to a memo from Chief Art Acevedo, Officer William Henrichs has been suspended from duty for 16 days.

The memo says in September, Henrichs was called about a possible sexual assault of a 5-year-old girl.

He questioned the child about the assault, which is against department policy.

Children under 12 are supposed to be interviewed by a specialized investigator.

The memo also says Henrichs was sent to a disturbance call back in June about a payment dispute between roommates.

It says he drafted a contract for the roommates and signed it as a witness and officers aren't supposed to be a part of civil matters.

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