"...Retired Police Monitor Margo Frasier is the subject of a new complaint from the Office of the City Auditor. On Tuesday, chief investigator Nathan Wiebe filed paperwork to the city's Ethics Review Commission alleging that Frasier used city time and resources to handle some menial secondary employment tasks..."
"...Interim City Manager Elaine Hart expects to name a replacement for outgoing Police Monitor Margo Frasier before the beginning of the new year, according to City Media Manager David Green. Any potential suitor would first get hired on an interim basis until a new city manager is hired to replace Hart, at which point the permanent CM would go to work finding a long-term PM with whom to move forward..."
"...Margo Frasier was cleared last week by the city's Ethics Review Commission over a complaint filed against her by the Office of the City Auditor last April that the retired Police Monitor used city time to handle business relevant to her consulting practice. The complaint, which Frasier said was politically motivated, was filed after the OCA learned she'd used her city email to respond to consulting solicitations – literally to refer solicitors to her personal email – and also clicked on some links to non-city-related websites while on the clock...."
"...Conspicuously absent from the Wednesday afternoon press conference announcing the selection of the city's new police monitor was the city's new police monitor, Margo Frasier...."
"...I'm not sure what the fuss is about over Police Monitor Margo Frasier's review memorandum to Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo concerning an officer-involved shooting last fall, nor over Acevedo's response to Frasier's memo. Both documents came to light last week (maybe that's one oddity – it took six weeks for the chief to respond to the monitor's April 1 memo), and the Statesman gave the exchange a front-page banner headline in the print edition: "Monitor knocks police," and suggested it means a "new level of scrutiny" of APD by the Office of the Police Monitor...."
"...As they say in paramilitary circles, Police Monitor Margo Frasier has certainly hit the ground running. Starting in January, she's already managed to ruffle feathers at City Hall, the Austin Police Department, and the Austin Police Association..."
"...Sheriff Margo Frasier will be singled out Saturday night -- and she's just grateful it won't be for overpopulated jail cells, her biggest headache of late. Instead, Frasier will be one of three honorees at the black-tie dinner of the Human Rights Campaign, an annual fundraiser that mixes posh with politics...."
"...According to Sheriff Margo Frasier, the scenario that ended in the death last week of 27-year-old Lennon Johnson went like this: 15-year veteran TCSO Sgt. Gregory Truitt and 18-year veteran Deputy Dan Whitehead, traveling in the same car, were stopped for a light at the intersection of Smith and Bolm roads (near Bolm's intersection with US 183 in Govalle) just after 7:30am last Thursday, when a red Dodge Neon traveling west on Bolm pulled up to their car..."
"...Longstanding tensions between the Austin Police Association and the Office of the Police Monitor were rekindled April 5, when APA President Ken Casaday filed a grievance with City Manager Marc Ott requesting that Ott fire Police Monitor Margo Frasier and restructure the role OPM plays in the city's commitment to police oversight...."
"...Seventy-nine percent of all allegations of misconduct made against police officers by colleagues inside the Austin Police Department were sustained by supervisors, according to the 2010 annual report released last week by Austin Police Monitor Margo Frasier. That number stands in stark contrast to the outcome of complaints made to the Police Monitor's Office by members of the public..."
"...Dean Rindy (consultant, Kirk Watson) 1996: various statewide, county, and local municipal races, including Beverly Griffith for city council, Daryl Slusher for city council, Margo Frasier for Travis County sheriff, Ronnie Earle for Travis County D.A., Jimmy Carroll for court of appeals judge (Austin), Carolyn Garcia for Harris County District Judge, Paul Barby for state rep. (Oklahoma), Gary Watkins for state senate, and John Bryant for U.S..."
"..."But Ronnie has been around for a long time; a lot of people like Ronnie and, part of the reason he made a good showing is because Ronnie refused to go negative." At least not until after the votes were counted. -- Amy Smith Belle of the Ball New Sheriff-elect Margo Frasier was bouncing off the walls of Palmer Auditorium as she awaited the slow returns Tuesday night..."
"...Two months later, in May 2011, as newly seated Police Monitor Margo Frasier was getting comfortable, Sheffield was given a second slap on the wrist for ignoring Vincent's wishes and working with APA Vice President Mike Bowen on a grievance concerning Frasier. The former sheriff had come out firing in her new seat, issuing a series of strongly worded reviews of APD conduct..."
"...Judge Lee Yeakel ruled this morning that neither a memo penned by Police Monitor Margo Frasier, nor a memo prepared by the Citizen Review Panel concerning the May 2011 police shooting death of Byron Carter will be allowed into evidence before the jury considering the civil rights suit brought by Carter's family...."
"...4) There was a curious thread in the discussion holding that previous law enforcement experience would somehow create the perception of a monitor unfairly biased toward police (candidates Margo Frasier and Cristina Beamud have spent some time as officers). If the candidates' experiences were limited solely to time spent on the force, I might agree, but as that's not the case, I didn't follow this objection..."
"...By the time Travis Co. Sheriff Margo Frasier announced in December that she would not seek re-election to the post she first won in 1996, veteran APD Cmdr..."
"...• Beamud says she's interested in coming to Austin in part because she believes there is good support here for police oversight. She also says that as an out-of-towner she would first focus on outreach and learning about the community. Margo Frasier..."
"...The race to become Travis Co.'s top cop kicked off Jan. 20 with a Q&A session featuring seven of the candidates running to replace Margo Frasier as the county's next sheriff..."
"...Travis Co. Sheriff Margo Frasier, along with Chief Deputy Dan Richards, Maj..."