The Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas, CLEAT, says they are going to sue the City of Austin.
The organization's executive director says the city is breaking the law by continuing to operate the office of the police monitor.
That office is used to evaluate citizen complaints and monitor internal affairs investigations. However, since council didn't approve of a contract, APD is now under civil service law, which means the police monitor's office no longer exists.
Attorneys for CLEAT say by still operating the office, the city has access to internal documents, which could violate some people's personal privacy.