Today, the Austin Police Department (APD) started a public release viewing process of a Critical Incident Community Briefing video that depicts the officer involved shooting that occurred on Friday, April 9, 2021, in the 6300 block of East US Highway 290 on the Westbound Frontage road. These initial viewings include participants and consulted parties of next of kind, family members, attorneys, officers invovled and city officials.
The officers significantly involved in this critical incident are identified as:
- Officer Jon Riordan - two and a half years of service with APD
- Officer Kingly Kong - two years of service with APD
These officers, were initially placed on paid administrative leave in accordance with APD policy. Officer Kong has since been returned to full duty. Officer Riordan remains on limited duty due to the injuries he sustained during this incident.
APD is working with the Office of Police Oversight and the Travis County District Attorney’s Office to release this video. The video footage includes relevant audio and video footage from the ongoing investigation. The Critical Incident Video is intended to provide our community with additional context about the event.
In compliance with state law that prohibits the release of certain information and to maintain the integrity of the multi-departmental investigation, the video materials have been edited or redacted. The edited video does include comprehensive footage of the officers’ actions.
At 10 a.m. on Friday, July 30, 2021, the video will be available on the Austin Police Department website at www.austintexas.gov/apd-critical-incidents/community-briefing-videos and on the Department’s social media platforms, Facebook and Twitter.