APD sergeant demoted for involvement in April officer-involved shooting
AUSTIN, Texas - An Austin police sergeant has been demoted two ranks for his actions during an officer-involved shooting in April.
The shooting happened Sunday, April 28 near the Pennybacker Bridge and the beginning of the incident was caught on camera.
The suspect, 45-year-old Carlos Manuel Dodero, was reportedly involved in a domestic dispute with his wife that led to a crash on Loop 360. Dodero then ran off into the woods near Pennybacker Bridge where he was found by police.
He was told to drop a weapon he had, and after Dodero did not follow the commands, he was shot by APD officers Hugh Butler and William Bertelson.
Dodero later died at the hospital from his injuries.
An APD disciplinary memo states Sergeant Okkyun Sin was also involved in the incident and later admitted he "failed to perform his duties in a satisfactory manner." The memo says Sin "shirked his duty in case of danger."
Sin has been voluntarily demoted to police officer, effectively immediately, and will also be on probation for a year. According to the memo if he commits the same or a similar offense within that year, he will be suspended indefinitely.