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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

Point Austin: Sharpening Teeth
Remedial dentistry in order for Police Monitor
"...the Citizens Review Panel of the Office of the Police Monitor was devoted primarily to the Daniel Rocha case..."

Nov. 11, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Unity in the Community as City Council OK’s Police Pact
Why all sides are calling the four-year, $44 million police contract a win
"...week when City Council approved a four-year, $44 million police contract filled with community-driven transparency and oversight measures. Not..."

Nov. 23, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Police: Special Pay Benefits Back, Contract Negotiations Coming Soon
Council charts police union's path
"...the city manager to resume meet-and-confer negotiations with the Austin Police Association, and also restoring most of the special..."

Feb. 23, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
Austin needs an honest discussion of how much we spend on public safety.
"...A line chart showing that this year, 93% of Austin's sales and property tax collections will be spent on..."

May 24, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

City and Statewide Police Union Settle Dispute
CLEAT will pay for Sgt. Harrison's leave time
"...Sources say the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas and the city of Austin have settled..."

Aug. 17, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Hiring More Police Is Not a Great Way to Prevent Murders
A closer look at Austin's growing number of homicides
"...• Austin police have reported more homicides in the past 10..."

Oct. 15, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Austin at Large: Police and Thieves in the Street
Why do people say “ACAB”? Allow Austin’s warrior-cop lobby to demonstrate.
"...pushing for as much disinvestment as possible from the Austin Police Department in the city's new budget. The $8..."

Aug. 14, 2020 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

TCDP Holds Police Accountability Forum
APD goes on the defensive
"...the Travis County Democrats held a public forum on police accountability, a topic that’s received heightened attention since the..."

Sept. 4, 2014 News Post by Amy Kamp

Amid Tough Questioning, Council Confirms Chacon as New Police Chief
Alter, Kelly vote against longtime APD insider
"...Council on Sept. 30 confirmed Joseph Chacon’s appointment as Austin’s new police chief on a 9-2 vote, with Council..."

Oct. 2, 2021 News Post by Austin Sanders

hellsite.austin.gov
Everything needs to be online now. Austin is a world-renowned tech capital. Why can’t the city get it right?
"...15 to make appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine on Austin Public Health's webpage were kicked out of the sign-up..."

June 11, 2021 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

CLEAT, City Standoff Over Police Monitor
Police union threatens legal action if OPM continues with no contract
"...Shortly after the city's contract with the Austin Police Association expired, interim City Manager Elaine Hart told..."

Jan. 19, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Statewide Police Lobby Kicks Out Medics for Opposing Save Austin Now
CLEAT blackballs Austin EMS union for standing against failed Prop A
"...stretch of its search for a new chief for Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services (above), the union representing front-line..."

Jan. 21, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Labor Negotiations: A Matter of Police Oversight
Police Monitor Deven Desai brings his agenda to bargaining sessions
"...The city and its police union resumed contract negotiations on June 8, 10 days..."

June 16, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Top Austin Headlines of 2021: Save Austin Now Learns How It Feels to Lose
Nov. 2: By a more than 2-to-1 margin, Austin voters reject Save Austin Now’s second ballot initiative of 2021, a measure to increase the size of Austin’s police force
"...Unlike the earlier measure, the "SAN 2.0" police staffing plan (also a reference to the number of..."

Dec. 17, 2021 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

From the Bloody Streets of Austin, it's a Dia de los Muertos Election-Night Dead-Blog
Spoiler alert: Good has triumphed over evil
"...As early voting totals show Proposition A - the police staffing initiative brought to the ballot by the GOP-aligned..."

Nov. 2, 2021 News Post by Mike Clark-Madison

News Roundup: Police Firings, Uber Conspirings
Police union accuses Acevedo of retaliation
"...In this week's News Roundup: The police union files a complaint for a former officer's missing..."

Jan. 25, 2016 News Post by the News Staff

Austin Grows Bigger, Murder Rate Does Not. Huh!
The numbers don’t back up Save Austin Now’s fearmongering campaign
"...The Republican-led Save Austin Now campaign, a front for the Austin Police Association,..."

July 16, 2021 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Point Austin: Unfinished Business
Working Austin's weirding ways to New Year's resolutions
"...contentious matter – the public hearing on the proposed Austin Police Association contract – to its own Wednesday meeting..."

Dec. 15, 2017 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Chasing the Money
Austin campaign finance reform is much less than meets the eye
"...the foresight and perspicacity of campaign reform groups and Austin voters in 1994 and 1997, politically moribund incumbents no..."

March 24, 2006 News Column by Michael King

Pushing for Real Police Oversight in Contract and on the Ballot
What exactly is a G File?
"...Somewhere deep in the Austin Police Department's computer database sit the personnel files of..."

July 15, 2022 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Whether Saving Lives During the Freeze or Saving the City From Save Austin Now, Bob Nicks Just Helped
"I didn’t do a thing. I sat in my office and dispatched people. But I was part of it.”
"...after call as he drove over icy roads into Austin. Some were from his colleagues at the Austin Fire..."

April 8, 2022 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Police Oversight: Starting From Scratch
Farah Muscadin’s work in progress
"...At a City Council work session in late May, Police Monitor Farah Muscadin sat down to talk about her..."

Sept. 14, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Point Austin: Blue Spectre
The 'Statesman' discovers a sinister plot to take control of city government. The culprits? Those union goons, of course
"...A spectre is haunting Austin...."

June 30, 2006 News Column by Michael King

Battle Lines Drawn in City-Police Dispute
The police union walks away from contract talks, leaving civilian oversight in limbo
"...already intense conflict among city officials, community advocates, and Austin police got even more intense last week when Austin..."

Feb. 20, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Police, EMS Staffers Not Happy
Employee surveys show low morale
"...The Austin Police Association executed a bit of public venting last..."

June 17, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

The Top 10 Austin News Milestones of 2018
Days like these
"...The biggest stories of any year in Austin tend to unfold over weeks and months, sometimes fading..."

Dec. 28, 2018 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Hot Competition in Police Union Election
APA’s Wayne Vincent faces challenge
"...Austin Police this week are holding their own elections, deciding..."

Nov. 11, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Austin Strikes Out
Top Ten Political Stories and Moments of 1995
"...badly enough: slammed at the Lege all spring, a police "riot" in East Austin in February, a federal court..."

Jan. 5, 1996 News Feature

Police Group at Odds Over Property Deal
Should APA board have asked members to decide on a building purchase?
"...It is no secret that the union representing Austin Police Department officers has long wanted its own home...."

July 1, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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