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Chase Hoffberger


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News Editor Chase Hoffberger has written about cops, criminal justice, and city politics since joining the Chronicle full-time in 2013.

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Abbott’s Executive Overreach

What all bills did the governor veto this time?

News Feature, Jun. 22, 2017

“Yogurt Shop Murders” Appeal Rejected

Court offers no comment on Robert Springsteen's case

News Feature, Jun. 15, 2017

Recently Deceased Labor Relations Officer Replaced

City’s first LRO Larry Watts returns to fill position

News Feature, Jun. 8, 2017

Abbott Announces Special Session

Eye-popping 20 item sprint begins July 18

News Daily, Jun. 6, 2017 3:10 PM

What Will It Take to Get More Police Oversight?

If Greg Casar wants more accountability for cops, the city’s gonna need to give the police union some more money

News Feature, May. 25, 2017

One Dead in Officer Involved Shooting on Sixth Street

Police shot 24-year-old on Trinity Street at 2:42am

News Daily, May. 7, 2017 7:45 AM

Missing APD Officer Found, Arrested

Coleman Martin tried to fake his own drowning in Val Verde County

News Feature, May. 4, 2017

Kleinert Rehearing?

D.A.'s appeal in case against former APD officer due May 4

News Feature, May. 4, 2017

Margo Frasier Under Review

The retired Police Monitor stands accused of handling secondary work on city time

News Feature, Apr. 27, 2017

APD Suspension City

Trio of suspensions lead busy week for Brian Manley

News Feature, Apr. 20, 2017

FBI Thwarts Plan for Local Man’s Mass Shooting

Steve Boehle busted for illegal possession of firearms, lying about past convictions

News Feature, Apr. 20, 2017

Officer-Involved Shootout?

"Sometimes perceptions are not always 100% accurate," says Chief Manley

News Feature, Apr. 13, 2017

D.A. Unveils New Civil Rights Division

Moore says division will replace Critical Incident Unit

News Feature, Apr. 13, 2017

APD Officers Suspended for Thwarting Filming

Two APD officers suspended for thwarting filming

News Feature, Apr. 6, 2017

The Texas Hammer

Life under attack by our state government

News Feature, Mar. 16, 2017

Trans-Pecos Imposter Discovered

Peter Hefflin is not Peter Hefflin

News Feature, Mar. 9, 2017

South Austin Vigilante Killer Sentenced

Joseph Mobley gets five years for manslaughter

News Feature, Mar. 9, 2017

State Appeals 3rd Court Ruling in Nisbett Murder

Can Stacey Soule prove that Vicki Nisbett is actually dead?

News Feature, Mar. 2, 2017

Nationwide Strike Aims to Shut Down the Country

Possible general strike planned for Feb. 17

News Feature, Feb. 9, 2017

Congressional Fun With Guns

Bill(s) of the Week: HCR 51 & SCR 8

News Feature, Feb. 2, 2017

SXSW Taps FBI Director James Comey

FBI chief will discuss privacy and cybersecurity at March fest

SXSW Daily, Jan. 26, 2017 1:00 PM

Who Killed Vicki Nisbett? And Is She Even Dead?

No verifiable crime scene, no murder weapon, no motive, and no body

News Feature, Jan. 26, 2017

ICE's Freezeout in Travis County

Gov. Abbott has threatened to cut off grant funding to the county

News Feature, Jan. 26, 2017

Travis County Sheriff Won't Play Nice With ICE

TCSO on new "policy on cooperation" with federal immigration agency

News Daily, Jan. 20, 2017 4:15 PM

Search Procedure Questioned in Sunday In-Custody Suicide

APD won't say publicly whether Zac Anam was searched before he was placed under arrest

News Feature, Jan. 12, 2017

APD Veteran Fired

Officer terminated for repeated domestic disturbances

News Feature, Jan. 12, 2017

Justice of the Peace Precinct 5 Race Is On

Nick Chu announces candidacy

News Feature, Jan. 12, 2017

Judge Alcala Won’t Seek Re-Election

The judge has served on the Court of Criminal Appeals since 2011

News Feature, Jan. 5, 2017

Top 10 Criminal Justice Stories

The biggest stories from local cops, courts, and criminals

News Feature, Dec. 29, 2016

Yogurt Shop Suspect's Appeal Unsuccessful

Robert Springsteen's bid for full exoneration is blocked

News Feature, Dec. 29, 2016

Police Monitor Margo Frasier Retires

What's next for the office that watches over APD?

News Feature, Dec. 22, 2016

The Americans With Disabilities Act Done Right

How do you defend against frivolous ADA lawsuits? Start a defense project.

News Feature, Dec. 22, 2016

Staffing Shakeup at APD

Reyes up, Connor up, Manley in, Troy Gay out?

News Feature, Dec. 15, 2016

Judge Sanctions Austin Attorney Omar W. Rosales

Years of “creating strife and perpetuating lies” came back to haunt Rosales

News Feature, Dec. 15, 2016

Election Results: Alter, Hassan, Nitsch Victorious

Run-offs yield few fireworks, three quick victories

News Daily, Dec. 14, 2016 10:15 AM

D10 Campaign Finance

Who's got the money? Who's got the endorsements?

News Feature, Dec. 8, 2016

Zim: Right-Wing Radio Star?

What comes after Council for the talking head?

News Feature, Dec. 8, 2016

Incoming D.A. Margaret Moore Continues Her Restructure of Office

Would you like to hire a prosecutor?

News Feature, Dec. 8, 2016

Geoffrey Freeman Reaches Settlement With City

Cop fired for killing David Joseph gets $35,000, "general discharge"

News Daily, Dec. 2, 2016 1:58 PM

Death Watch: Matters of Incompetence

How smart must one be to stand for execution? In Texas, not that smart.

News Feature, Dec. 1, 2016

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