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Naked City
Headlines and happenings from around Austin and beyond
" What you say goes." -- The Texas Medical Association, firing up the troops to pass Proposition 12. The..."

Sept. 12, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Tone Deaf
Deaf Austinites say police can't seem to listen to reason
"...terms, the 24-year-old found herself in trouble with the Austin Police Department – booked into jail for resisting arrest,..."

Dec. 3, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Full Campaign Disclosure: Here Comes Late Money
Charges, countercharges, and lawsuits in City Council campaigns
"...Early last Thursday, April 28, in a brief and..."

May 6, 2005 News Feature by Michael King

Weak at the Knee?
Chief Stan Knee's tenure at the APD has had many external successes, and several internal failures.
"...was sworn in as the new chief of the Austin Police Department on Oct. 16, 1997, he faced a..."

Oct. 25, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Sixth Street Showdown
Downtown is growing, and with that growth come rising tensions between police, partiers, and activists
"...crossing Sixth Street after a night out enjoying Downtown Austin. Caught crossing against the light, Wallace and two others..."

Feb. 26, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
" a lower tax rate. See p.20, and "Point Austin," right...."

Aug. 4, 2006 News Feature

City Budget Blues
The city budget battle moves toward an unanticipated quick conclusion.
"...take two years. (For more on development review, see "Austin@Large.")..."

Sept. 5, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
The Austin Police Department approves a $40 million pay raise for officers as part of its meet and confer contract negotiations; more contentious, however, is a police oversight provision that activists say was "gutted" in the process.
"...of negotiation that seemed like a billion years, the Austin Police Association, representing almost all of the city's 1,200-plus..."

Feb. 16, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The Fight of His Life
Are Ronney Reynolds' Mayoral Hopes on the Ropes?
"...candidacy on the bandstand at Wooldridge Park in downtown Austin. Some blamed the wind on the autumnal weather. Others..."

Dec. 6, 1996 News Feature by Alex de Marban

March 2020 Club Endorsements
Who's backing whom in the Democratic primary?
"...Let us know if we missed something by emailing with the subject "CLUB ENDORSEMENTS." U.S. Senate..."

Feb. 4, 2020 News Post

APD Racial Bias Controversy Now Includes Lawsuit
Suit alleges "a pattern and practice of discriminating against African Americans"
"...Austin police Detective LaMarcus Wells filed a lawsuit against the..."

Nov. 29, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

How Transparent Is APD?
The most? Least? That depends on who you ask.
"...this summer, at a contract bargaining session between the Austin Police Association and city, APA President Ken Casaday issued..."

Sept. 29, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Budget, Contracts, and APD
Activists press City Council on police accountability
"...anticipated new expenses (everything from employee pay raises to police body cameras) that will either have to be squeezed..."

April 24, 2017 News Post by Michael King

Filming the Detectives
Bill would protect cop watchers
"...become nearly ubiquitous, "citizens are facing increased harassment by police officers who don't like being filmed or photographed," state..."

May 1, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

The Color of Fire
The Austin Fire Department is making another attempt at staff diversity – will it do any better this time?
"...There was a time not so long ago when Austin's public officials concerned themselves with the business of running..."

May 13, 2011 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...The redistricting trial rolls on in Austin, as witnesses for the plaintiffs -- Dems and minority..."

Dec. 19, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

“A Bitter Pill”
APD begins life under Chapter 143
" had spent the past half-year bargaining with the Austin Police Association, it became clear that members hadn't exactly..."

Jan. 5, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Beside the Point : A Ton to Chew On
City grapples with weight loss, forcing bicycle helmets, and public safety staffing, among other issues.
"...One captain of the newly minted Diet-Coke-and-fruit-salad set is Austin Police Association president Mike Sheffield, who entered with aspirations..."

Aug. 25, 2006 News Column by Wells Dunbar

The Council We Deserve?
In the races for City Council, it's a search for competence amidst the chaff
"...both by the nature of the office and by Austin's restrictive campaign finance ordinance – a mixed blessing –..."

April 22, 2005 News Feature by Michael King

(Gasp!) Watson Was Right
The Former Chief, the Audit, the Research All Say: We Need Community Policing

March 21, 1997 News Feature by Louisa C. Brinsmade

(Gasp!) Watson Was Right
The Former Chief, the Audit, the Research All Say: We Need Community Policing

March 21, 1997 News Feature by Louisa C. Brinsmade

Challengers Hit Speed Bumps in Run-Off Council Races
Almost at the finish line
" uncertain terms. "In 2014, just 191 votes separated Austin from democracy and fascism," Flannigan told about 15 supporters..."

Dec. 4, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Victory for Vincent in APA Election
Vincent wins in 554-345 vote
"...Austin police officers have voted to keep their union president,..."

Nov. 18, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
"...• On the city beat, all the Austin municipal bond propositions passed easily and early, with the..."

Nov. 10, 2006 News Feature

The Figures Do Lie
The Statesman finds a cops-and-race story that just isn't there
"...front, last week was a bad one for the Austin Police Department. In a four-day series, the Austin American-Statesman..."

Feb. 6, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

More Bad Blood
Chief Knee announced an investigation into Jimmy Chapman's testimony; it should probably start with Knee's own testimony.
"...On Aug. 28, Austin Police Chief Stan Knee announced the initiation of an..."

Sept. 5, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Tobacco-Free Triumph Goes Up in Smoke
The smoking ban won't go into effect until Sept. 1 -- which is another way of saying it's dead.
"...advocated by the mayor and the Tobacco-Free Coalition of Austin. The only question now is the choice of weapons...."

June 13, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Sí, Sí, Ccec
A Mitchell Legacy Gets the Greenlight
"...a rallying cry for the economic plight of East Austin. Even the smallest agenda item on the CCEC was..."

Feb. 20, 1998 News Column by Kayte VanScoy

It Ain't Mayberry
Sheriff Candidates Focus on Prisons and Patrol
" rise to the ranks of lieutenant in the Austin Police Department. He may have similar stories regarding his..."

Oct. 18, 1996 News Feature by Audrey Duff

Council Poised to Enact First APD Reforms and Budget Cuts
Change begins now
"...City Council is poised to approve a package of police reforms today, Thursday, June 11, in the first substantive..."

June 12, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

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