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One Dead in Officer Involved Shooting on Sixth Street
A 24-year-old man was shot and killed by Austin Police last night after the man fired a pistol on Sixth Street, engaged in a foot chase with Downtown officers, then attempted to shoot those pursuing officers after turning north onto Trinity Street.

7:45AM Sun. May 7, Chase Hoffberger Read More | Comment »

Six Hyde Park Assaults Reported in Last Month
At least six women have been attacked in Hyde Park since April 7. According to a press conference held Friday afternoon at the Austin Police Department, a white or Hispanic man in his 20s or early 30s has been targeting women walking or jogging through the Central Austin neighborhood.

5:10PM Fri. May 5, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

Fatal Stabbing at UT-Austin
21-year-old University of Texas junior Kendrex J. White was arrested earlier this afternoon as the primary suspect in today’s on-campus stabbing, which killed one student and injured three others.

4:50PM Mon. May 1, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

"Nobody's Right"
Documentarian Ken Burns visited Austin Thursday, promoting his latest film project: The Vietnam War. It’s described as a 10-part, 18-hour documentary series, and an “immersive 360-degree narrative … the epic story of the war as it has never before been told on film.”

7:30PM Thu. Apr. 27, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Marathon House Debate Yields “Show Me Your Papers” Sanctuary Cities Bill
Following a 16-hour debate on Wednesday, the Texas House at around 3am approved an even harsher version of the so-called “sanctuary cities” bill than what was originally proposed on the floor.

10:25AM Thu. Apr. 27, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

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What Is a “Sanctionable City"?
In a phone conversation with the Chronicle from D.C., Mayor Steve Adler described mayors’ meetings with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and acting ICE Director Thomas Homan. Both say they’re after “serious criminals,” and that “detainer requests” are just that: requests.

2:25PM Tue. Apr. 25, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Adler, Mayors to Meet With Sessions
Mayor Steve Adler announced today that he and other U.S. mayors will be meeting Tuesday in D.C. with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, hoping for clarity on what the Trump administration considers a “sanctuary city.” On Friday, Sessions wrote to several cities – not including Austin – requesting “proof” of communication with immigration officials.

12:40PM Mon. Apr. 24, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Budget, Contracts, and APD
City Council’s April 20 agenda was relatively light, and the regular meeting adjourned at a merciful 8:30pm. But the week carried plenty of business, with CodeNEXT on Tuesday, budget preview on Wednesday, and Thursday's advocate and activist pressure on policing.

8:00AM Mon. Apr. 24, Michael King Read More | Comment »

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