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In the Worst Moments of Austinites’ Lives, APD Victim Services Shows Up
Inside one of APD’s most-celebrated divisions
"...After most sudden deaths, APD must investigate for potential criminality, as difficult as that..."

April 19, 2024 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Tatum Report Depicts Bleak Conditions for Accountability at APD
Is meaningful reform to address bias, bigotry “aspirational at best”?
"...that has permeated the department for years, and that APD staffers did not expect to change...."

April 22, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

Manley Holds On as APD Chief – for the Moment
No movement despite growing calls from council and the community that the APD needs new leadership
"...activist groups who have led that charge publicly since APD Officer Christopher Taylor fatally shot Michael Ramos on April..."

June 26, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

APD Updates County on Moldy Rape Kits
Operations resume, new protocol for informing stakeholders to come
"...The Austin Police Department will resume all remediation efforts..."

July 6, 2017 News Post by Sarah Marloff

APD’s Sex Crimes Unit Is Undergoing a Major Overhaul. Here’s What Year One Brought.
The project is led by a plaintiff in suit against APD
"...overhauling its Sex Crimes Unit. Only three years ago, APD was in the midst of litigation over mishandling evidence..."

Jan. 5, 2024 News Feature by Maya Wright

APD Racism Report: "These Are Some Real Cultural Issues"
Third-party probe leaves charges made against top brass unconfirmed
"...that has permeated the department for years, and that APD staffers did not expect to change...."

April 17, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

APD Top Brass Contacted Former D.A. Staffer for “Anonymous Stories” on José Garza’s Office
D.A. says APD “condone” apparent search for dirt on him
"...In November, APD’s second-in-command contacted a former employee with the D.A.’s Office..."

Feb. 16, 2024 News Feature by Austin Sanders

What Happened After Last Summer's Black Lives Matter Protests? APD Won't Say.
City doesn't want to make after-action report reviewing APD's response public
"...The Chronicle filed a public information request with APD on July 30 asking for the report and emails..."

Sept. 24, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Unpopular No. 2 Likely to Lead APD
Chief of Staff not popular within APD or with local justice advocates
"...interim police chief, he's already at the helm of APD while his boss, Brian Manley, uses accrued personal leave..."

March 19, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

APD Officer With Ties to Samantha Dean Fired, Currently AWOL
VonTrey Clark believed to be in Indonesia
"...found dead in early February, has been fired from APD. Thursday afternoon, Police Chief Art Acevedo also revealed that..."

July 23, 2015 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

Why Is Art Acevedo Back Overseeing APD?
City manager picks controversial former chief as top deputy
"...Art Acevedo, a controversial former chief of the Austin..."

Jan. 19, 2024 News Post by Brant Bingamon

Getting Tough on APD
Council: Reforms and budget cuts only the first step
"...a new Council committee to strengthen its oversight of APD, and directed City Manager Spencer Cronk to reduce APD's..."

June 19, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Audits Ahead for APD Crime Labs
Forensics lab to onboard new director, plus SARRT letter
"...Finally, a full year after the Austin Police Department..."

July 17, 2017 News Post by Sarah Marloff

APD Officer Freeman Fired
Geoffrey Freeman "indefinitely suspended" for David Joseph shooting
"...APD Officer Geoffrey Freeman has received an indefinite suspension for..."

March 21, 2016 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

APA Files Grievance Against APD
Association accuses Acevedo of being retaliatory in his discipline
"...who lost his job on Dec. 14 for violating APD policies pertaining to honesty, insubordination, neglect of duty, and..."

Jan. 25, 2016 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

Much Heat, Some Light at Eastside Forum on APD Shooting
APD's Art Acevedo faced sharp questions Thursday night
"...the July 26 shooting of Larry Jackson Jr by APD Detective Charles Kleinert...."

Aug. 16, 2013 News Post by Michael King

The New APD Execs (or, Art and Debbie, Sitting in a Tree)
Art Acevdeo unveils his executive team; will the ACLU be on board?
"...the Austin Police Department Public Information Office announces new APD Chief Art Acevedo has announced his "executive team;" their..."

Aug. 2, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Council Recap: Despite "Positive Strides," APD Academy's Not Reimagined Yet
Chief, advocates agree that more changes must be made
"...When City Council voted in May to commence a..."

Oct. 22, 2021 News Post by Austin Sanders

Release of Breaion King Arrest Footage Leads to APD Investigations
Police and community members meet for “an open, honest dialogue”
"...Multiple investigations are under way at APD into the policing strategies of two Henry sector (Southeast)..."

July 22, 2016 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

Former Officer Sues APD
Officer claims firing was retaliatory
"...The standoff between Austin Police Department brass and former APD officer Blayne Williams continues...."

May 22, 2016 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

A Consent Decree for APD?
Civil rights activists say it's needed
"...excessive force is still a major problem within the APD...."

June 27, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

City Agrees to $2.25 Million Settlement in Fatal APD Shooting
Jason Roque killed during mental health crisis in 2017
"...wrongful-death suit brought by Albina and Vicente Roque against APD Corporal James Harvel, who killed their son Jason Roque..."

Sept. 5, 2021 News Post by Brant Bingamon

Not So Funny: APD Officers Caught Making Rape Jokes
Last week wasn't so great for APD
"...with folks throughout the country learning that one of APD's officers might like to tell rape jokes...."

Nov. 7, 2014 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

APD Issues Statement on Jackson Shooting
Department release says internal investigations are concluded
"...Kleinert or shooting victim Larry Jackson Jr. – the APD announced the conclusion of its administrative and criminal investigations..."

Sept. 12, 2013 News Post by Michael King

APD Releases Long-Delayed Video of Ramos Shooting
Body-cam footage depicts aggressive police response to unarmed man
"” of the fatal shooting of Michael Ramos by APD officer Christopher Taylor at a Southeast Austin apartment complex..."

July 27, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

Retaliation Reported Against Some Participating in APD Racism Investigation
Activists ask city to protect those speaking out against bigotry
"...into explosive allegations of racist behavior by some of APD’s highest-ranking leaders...."

Jan. 15, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

APD Releases Name of Officer Involved in Shooting
David Joseph died in hospital after being shot by cop
"...Geoffrey Freeman is the APD officer who shot and killed a teenager in Northeast..."

Feb. 9, 2016 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

APD Officer Terminated
After having the cops called on him several times, APD officer is canned
"...mid-conversation and injured her ankle. He also improperly accessed APD's Versadex records management system in order to drum up..."

June 19, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Finally, Forensics Flies Free From APD
Council approves “decoupling” of police crime lab
"...independent Forensic Science Department – outside the control of APD, with its funding “decoupled” from the police budget...."

Feb. 10, 2021 News Post by Austin Sanders

APD Touts Progress on Rape Kit Backlog
Police update community on what’s been done and what comes next
"...kits had finally been tested. On Friday, Feb. 22, APD Assistant Chief Ely Reyes gave a short update on..."

Feb. 22, 2019 News Post by Sarah Marloff

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