Phan resigns from the Austin PD; Officer, city come to terms after suspension

Published 10:51 am Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The city of Austin has come to an agreement to accept Police Lt. Rene Phan’s resignation from the Austin Police Department a few weeks after Phan was put on leave pending an internal investigation.

Phan will receive his salary as well as the $400 health insurance copay given to Austin police over the next 12 weeks under terms of the agreement.

Phan was placed on leave on Nov. 25 after a complaint was made against him. City officials declined to comment on the agreement and give more details on the complaint.

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In 2011, Phan was one of two officers suspended three days for neglecting duties and “using poor judgment in condoning conduct by another officer that rendered that employee unable to perform assigned duties,” as city Human Resources Director Tricia Wiechmann said at the time.