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Austin Police Chief Brian Manley Announces Retirement
Austin Police Chief Brian Manley will retire on March 28, following a year in which criminal justice activists and community members have called for the chief to resign.

11:59AM Fri. Feb. 12, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

After Three Years, Survivors' Lawsuit Plaintiffs Will Get Their Day In Court
The eight survivor-plaintiffs behind the sexual assault class action against Austin and Travis County will have their long-awaited day in court. On Wednesday, Feb. 10, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals set the case for oral argument, tentatively scheduled for the week of March 29.

4:01PM Thu. Feb. 11, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

COVID-19 Finally Arrives at Travis County Jail
The Travis County jail is four weeks into a COVID-19 outbreak that George Lobb has been predicting since the spring of last year.

1:55PM Thu. Feb. 11, Brant Bingamon Read More | Comment »

Finally, Forensics Flies Free From APD
Nearly five years after the Austin Police Department’s DNA crime lab was forced to shut down amid claims of incompetence and misconduct, the city of Austin has finally created a new independent Forensic Science Department – outside the control of APD, with its funding “decoupled” from the police budget.

7:00AM Wed. Feb. 10, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

With Improving COVID-19 Numbers, Austin-Travis County Drops Back Down to Stage 4 Restrictions
Austin Public Health officials announced today that the city and county have moved to Stage 4 of Austin-Travis County’s COVID-19 Risk-Based Guidelines.

10:25AM Tue. Feb. 9, Beth Sullivan Read More | Comment »

Council Recap: Kelly Holds Out on Hotel Purchase As City Gets Ready to HEAL
City Council voted 10-1 on Thursday, Feb. 4, to approve purchase of the Candlewood Inn and Suites in Northwest Austin, to be converted into 83 units of permanent supportive housing to help the most vulnerable among the city’s unhoused population.

2:40PM Fri. Feb. 5, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

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Death Watch: Challenges, Disabilities Not Enough (So Far) To Avert Execution
Edward Busby Jr. is like many the state of Texas has put to death in the past 40 years.

1:10PM Tue. Feb. 2, Brant Bingamon Read More | Comment »

Good Camp, Bad Camp: Council Mulls Sanctioned Sites for the Unsheltered
Thousands of Austin’s poor and vulnerable live in makeshift camps around the city, made legal in 2019 as the city rethought its approach to homelessness. The fallout from that controversial decision left its mark on last year's Council elections, and now City Hall is looking at public camping through a different lens.

10:30AM Fri. Jan. 29, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

Rosa Jimenez Is Free: "Exciting, Overwhelming, and I Feel So Blessed"
Rosa Jimenez has been released after 17 years in prison for a crime that attorneys, advocates, and the Travis County District Attorney’s Office believe she did not commit.

7:15PM Thu. Jan. 28, Brant Bingamon Read More | Comment »

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