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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

Activists out to Derail Police Contract
Agreement hits City Council in early December
"...Disagreement was rife over the Austin Police Association's pending contract Mon­day night at the Public..."

Nov. 10, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

2019's Big Stories Shaping Austin's Path Into a New Decade
Never a slow news day
"...(20)teens for its (20)20s – about our schools, our police and justice systems, our land use and the environment,..."

Dec. 20, 2019 News Feature by the News Staff

Austin on Forefront of Addressing Excessive Force Used by Police During Protests
Shock and awe at mass indictment in Black Lives Matter protest shootings
"...Austin continues to address the excessive force used by police..."

Feb. 25, 2022 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Office of Police Oversight Puts Its Difficulties With APD Leadership in Writing
Report offers insight into limitations OPO faces in doing its work
"...The city of Austin Office of Police Oversight's first annual report, released June..."

June 25, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

An “Awesome First Year” for Austin's Office of Police Oversight
OPO fields more than 800 incoming contacts – comments, complaints, and kudos – in 2019
"...its first year of existence, the city's Office of Police Oversight fielded more than 800 incoming contacts – comments,..."

Jan. 3, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Point Austin: Union Goons
In Coxworld, the unions are always the enemy
"...of them, but because those good folks at the Austin American-Statesman editorial board, in their latest hysterical rant against..."

Feb. 1, 2008 News Column by Michael King

Austin @ Large: Unequal Farce
The 'Statesman' leaps to its own defense … and crashes on takeoff
"...part of its "Unequal Force" series, Jan. 25-28, the Austin American-Statesman had published mug shots of the 10 Austin..."

Feb. 13, 2004 News Column by Michael King

City Offers Pennies, Not Dollars, to Austin EMS
Medics find proposal insulting and inadequate amid enormous staffing crunch
"...Five months after the Austin EMS Assoc­iation asked for a $7 per hour increase..."

April 15, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

New Audits Highlight Problems at Police Academy
“It comes down to the culture”
"...Two new city reports on the Austin Police Department's training academy highlight the cultural problems and..."

Jan. 8, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Police Proverbs
APD's new community brand, same old contract issues
"...conference last week to detail the results of the Austin Police Department's recent community policing report, Chief Brian Manley..."

Oct. 5, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Police Union President Points Fingers After Shooting Death
Casaday blames staffing shortages and "perishable" training
"...the Feb. 8 shooting of 17-year-old David Joseph by Austin Police Depart­ment Officer Geoffrey Freeman, the Austin Police Association..."

Feb. 19, 2016 News Feature by Kahron Spearman

Outlook Good for Police Contract
Both sides appear satisfied with the recently negotiated employment contract for Austin police
"...At press time, Austin police were casting their ballots to determine whether to..."

Sept. 19, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Austin @ Large: System Failure
The city's response to the Eastside police crisis remains inadequate
"...and people like me, actually live in Central East Austin or that as white people our experience as citizens..."

Feb. 20, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin @ Large: The Real Race Problem
A cowardly city hides behind a dishonest daily's tall tales
" count) the sixth time in 18 months: The Austin Police Department has a race problem. It's a problem..."

Feb. 6, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Police Union to City: Stand Up and Fight
Police urge city not to settle with Sanders family
"...of Nathaniel Sanders II, who was killed by former Austin Police Department Officer Leonardo Quintana in May 2009, Austin..."

July 23, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Music Department Hits Sour Note With Police
Creation of a city music department strikes sour note with police union
"...18 press conference announcing the proposed creation of an Austin music department, which the City Council was scheduled to..."

June 26, 2009 News Feature by Amy Smith

Point Austin: Cops Cost Money
We've been plugging the dike with overtime, and the cracks are showing
"...this year's city budget wars. Not surprisingly, it's the police budget raising the early ruckus – and even less..."

March 23, 2007 News Column by Michael King

Mayor Adler Addresses ICE Raids in Open Letter to Austin
Stresses Austin is "welcoming, inclusive community"
"...U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ran a raid on Austin over the weekend that resulted in the arrest of..."

Feb. 14, 2017 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Acevedo Chosen as New Police Chief: Let the sun shine in
City Manager picks Art Acevedo, a California Highway Patrol division chief, to be Austin's next top cop
"...Just more than a year after Austin Police Chief Stan Knee retired his position (to take..."

June 22, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Notes on Kamp: Tragedy in Austin
The death of teen David Joseph should be a wake-up call
"...a tragedy, and it should be mourned as such. Austin Police Association President Ken Casaday described Joseph as an..."

Feb. 19, 2016 News Column by Amy Kamp

Hold Those Who Oversee Police Accountable
"...Dear Editor, Advocates for police accountability worked hard to get our city to hire..."

Jan. 17, 2010 Postmarks

Point Austin: The Healing of Wounded Knee
A tale of two city memos suggests more than paper-shuffling needed at APD
" Knee's efforts to work with the DA, the police monitor, and officers' union "to correct the problem by..."

Feb. 25, 2005 News Column by Michael King

GOP-led Effort Aims to "Save" Austin From the Unhoused
Initiative seeks to reinstate city’s prior, more stringent camping ordinances
"...on Monday a formalized effort to put changes to Austin's camping, sitting, and lying ordinances on the November 2020..."

Feb. 28, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

A Summer of Protests to Reclaim Power From the Police
"Whose streets? Our streets."
" She wanted to ask why Christopher Taylor, the Austin police officer who shot Mike Ramos in late April,..."

Sept. 11, 2020 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Police Contract Talks Run Late
Council considers meet-and-confer agreement during special Wednesday meeting
"...the agreed-to language of the meet-and-confer agreement with the Austin Police Association was still ongoing when this issue went..."

Dec. 15, 2017 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Negotiations Continue on New Contract Between the City and Police Union
Slow progress at the bargaining table
"...The Austin Police Association continues its meet-and-confer negotiations with the city..."

Sept. 8, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Point Austin: Deciding What To Settle For
City Council poised to prolong the Sanders / Quintana agony
"...For the life of me, I can't imagine what Austin's city beat reporters did to deserve this municipal largesse,..."

July 30, 2010 News Column by Michael King

Police Monitor: What Brown can do
The process is supposedly still open, but Travis Co. prosecutor Cliff Brown looks like a lock for the Police Monitor job
"...appears to be one candidate for the job of Austin Police Monitor on whom everyone, from police accountability advocates..."

Nov. 3, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
The City Council prepares to decide which charter amendments go before the voters.
"...the city charter costs nothing while promising to improve Austin public life, well, there you go. The devil makes..."

March 15, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

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