Attn: Citizen Complaint Resolution office. 10/20/15
On October 16, 2015, between approximately 1:30 p.m. and 1:45 p.m., officer Michael Ammann's cruiser was parked in the fire-lane in front of Home Depot, (6300 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45211). No lights or siren were activated. The pavement was clearly marked with yellow diagonal lines and signs were posted indicating that the area was a no parking fire zone area.
During the time noted above officer Michael Ammann was inside the store shopping and did make a purchase.
After observing Michael Ammann's purchases, I asked the officer what authority he was relying on that gave him the right to park in a fire lane to conduct his own personal business. Officer Ammann started to make excuses for his actions with what ifs. His demeanor and actions clearly conveyed an attitude that he was above the law, entitled and privileged. Because of his flippant irreverence I informed him that I would file a complaint. His response was humorous in that he conveyed a see what that will get-ya deportment; implying that his attitude was proper and acceptable.
Apparently officer Ammann believes the Cincinnati Police Manual 12.215 “CINCINNATI PARKING INFRACTION (CPI)” only applies to us law abiding citizens, specifically section 12.215(B)(4)(e). Of course, I would think not.
If the above patronizing attitude is an example of officer Ammann's October 17, 2013 “Award for Exemplary Conduct” then Procedure 18.110, section E, needs to be totally revamped. In other words, Officer Ammann's attitude is clearly an inconsistent conduct expected of our public servants, in effect, failing to demonstrate a high professional manner or leading by example.
And the Cincinnati police department wonders why there is such contempt for police officers' egotism.
I expect this complaint be made a permanent part of officer Michael E. Ammann's personnel record and accessible through ORC 149.43.