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Austin Police Association vs. City's Office of Police Oversight
Police union wins a round in contest over oversight
"...Police oversight efforts in Austin could be badly damaged by..."

Jan. 7, 2022 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

APD Chief and Austin Police Association Get Prickly Over Post-Sedition Suggestions
Good cop, mad cop
"...a contentious email exchange with Council Member Alison Alter, Austin Police Department Chief Brian Manley declined to "proactively investigate"..."

Jan. 22, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Austin Police Association Files Injunction Against Police Monitor
Union seeks to bar PM from IA investigations during impasse
"...round of meet-and-confer negotiations between the city and the Austin Police Association, and on Tues­day the APA and Combined..."

March 2, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Austin Police Association, City Nearing Deal
Wages at issue for union after oversight concessions
"...The city and Austin Police Association got back to bargaining on Oct. 11,..."

Oct. 20, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Andrew Romero out at Austin Police Association
APA vice president suspended 20 days from APD, resigns from union post
"...The Austin Police Association lost a key contract negotiator last Friday..."

May 11, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Austin Police Chief Brian Manley Announces Retirement
Manley's 30-year career with APD will end March 28
"...Austin Police Chief Brian Manley will retire on March 28,..."

Feb. 12, 2021 News Post by Austin Sanders

Austin Firefighters Association Says Nay to Proposition A
Over 50% of AFA members vote to oppose police staffing initiative
"...Members of the Austin Firefighters Association have voted to oppose Proposi­tion A, the..."

Oct. 8, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Police Association Accuses Protesters of Giving Cops COVID-19
So here’s a photo gallery of officers not wearing masks at protests
"...The Austin Police Association is blaming protesters for a perceived uptick..."

July 1, 2020 News Post by Kevin Curtin

D.A. Indicts 19 Austin Police for Assault in 2020 BLM Protest Response
Charges for 8th St. shootings send shockwaves among law enforcement
"...Austin continues to address the excessive force used by police..."

Feb. 18, 2022 News Post by Brant Bingamon

Austin Police Consider Community Reforms
After a year spent making headlines APD prioritizes policing equity
"...Close observers of local police data won't be surprised by the findings of the..."

Nov. 4, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Austin Police’s New Rules for Incident Video
APD promises to release video of "critical incidents" within 60 days going forward
"...The Austin Police Department will begin releasing video footage from certain..."

May 22, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Austin Police Funding Restored; Is It Too Much, or Not Enough?
The 2020 city budget finds itself coming full circle
"...Last July, as anger with the Austin Police Department washed over the city's budget deliberations, the..."

July 30, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Austin Firefighters Association Takes On Travis County D.A.
UPDATE: Margaret Moore responds to videos alleging mishandling of sexual assault cases
"...Attorney Margaret Moore offered a plea deal to former Austin Fire Lt. James Baker – five years probation for..."

Nov. 15, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Who Pays For Police Union Work?
Police officers, union, and city officials argue over leave time
"...Last week two Austin Police Department officers, Cpls. John Coffey and George Jackoskie,..."

Aug. 6, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Firefighters Vote to Oppose Police Union-Backed Proposition A
A "bad law that will actually hurt public safety overall"
"...Members of the Austin Firefighters Association have voted to oppose Proposition A, the..."

Oct. 1, 2021 News Post by Austin Sanders

Is APD Making Austin Less Safe?
D.A., C.A. claim they’re being scapegoated by anti-reform cops
"...County Attorney Delia Garza demand an explanation for why Austin police are declining to investigate reported crimes and telling..."

Aug. 3, 2021 News Post by Austin Sanders

Top Austin Headlines of 2021: Killer Cop Faces Murder Charge
March 10: Austin Police Officer Christopher Taylor is indicted for first-degree murder in the 2020 killing of Michael Ramos
"...charges for shooting Mike Ramos in April 2020, angry police backers were still capable of a decorous response: Taylor's..."

Dec. 17, 2021 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Top Austin Headlines of 2021: Manley Finally Finds the Exits
Feb. 12: Austin Police Chief Brian Man­ley announces his retirement
"...After two decades on Austin's police force and three years as its chief, Brian..."

Dec. 17, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Top Austin Headlines of 2021: D.A., C.A. – Knock Off the Cophead BS
Aug. 3: The district and county attorneys challenge Austin police intransigence and dishonesty as they attempt to reduce the number of arrests for minor crimes
"...harshest blows were directed at José Garza by the Austin Police Association and the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of..."

Dec. 17, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Save Austin Now Unhappy (Surprise!) With Prop A Ballot Language
Ballot spells out price tag for proposed mandated mimimum staffing levels at Austin Police Department
"...Aleshire has filed a lawsuit against the city of Austin on behalf of Save Austin Now, objecting to the..."

Aug. 20, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Austin Plays the APD Chief Dating Game
Finalists court the community for Austin police top job
"...The three finalists vying to be Austin's next chief of police each took their turn last..."

Aug. 27, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Advocates: Reject Police Union Contract
New “excessive force” lawsuit filed over 2015 “jaywalking” arrest
"...say they will be there to oppose the current Austin Police Association contract, and demand greater accountability over officer..."

Aug. 17, 2017 News Post by Michael King

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
"...the city were to "go to impasse" with the Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services Employee Association – that is,..."

May 26, 2017 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

The Ugly End to Jason Dusterhoft's Police Career Was Only the Beginning for APD
Three chiefs gone in Austin
"...into a City Hall meeting room. Manley had become Austin's interim chief of police six months earlier, and Dusterhoft..."

May 7, 2021 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Learning the Hard Way That Police and Democratic Socialists Rarely Mix
CLEAT alum Danny Fetonte's resignation from the Austin DSA raises questions for the local chapter
"...largest socialist organization in the country – elected longtime Austin activist Danny Fetonte to their National Political Committee. The..."

Oct. 13, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Activists' Hopes for Police Negotiations Hinge on Statute of Limitations
Focus part of effort to overhaul culture of APD
"...In mid-August, as the Austin Police Association and the city negotiated terms for a..."

Sept. 15, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Point Austin: The Monitor Comes Knocking
The police monitor and the chief share an exchange of views
"...I'm not sure what the fuss is about over Police Monitor Margo Frasier's review memorandum to Austin Police Chief..."

May 27, 2011 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: The Schroeder File
For APD and Austin, Knee's decision was the right one
"...of blame to go around in the Daniel Rocha police shooting, beginning with the damn fool decision of the..."

Dec. 9, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Austin @ Large: Meet and Obscure
The new police contract is neither the cause nor cure of the APD crisis
"...exactly memorized the city's proposed meet-and-confer contract with the Austin Police Association, but I don't remember seeing any references..."

March 26, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin @ Large: Oversight, Out of Mind
As the city and police union move forward, what's being left behind?
"..."meet and confer" agreement between the city and the Austin Police Association. People got shot and died, racial strife..."

March 12, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

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