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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

What State Police Patrolling Austin Means
Send in the troopers
"...Before Kirk Watson was elected mayor of Austin (for the third time), the prospect of Gov. Greg..."

March 31, 2023 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Voters Want Strong Police Oversight. Will the City Deliver It?
Oversight undermined
"...Austin voters overwhelmingly supported the Austin Police Oversight Act in..."

May 26, 2023 News Feature by Austin Sanders

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

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

City, Police Union Try to End-Run Citizen Initiative for Police Oversight
Oversight, undervalued
"...The city of Austin will sit down with the Austin Police Association today,..."

Nov. 11, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

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

Council Balks at Deadline Pressure on Police Contract
Under the gun
"...apparent rush to finalize a new contract with the Austin Police Association before the current one expires March 31,..."

Feb. 10, 2023 News Feature by Austin Sanders

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

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

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 Contract Talks: Hurry Up, or Wait?
Cronk wants APA labor deal before new Council arrives in January
"...The Austin Police Association sat down with the city of Austin's..."

Nov. 18, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Austin at Large: Hit Me With Your Worst Shot
Doesn’t this weekend’s carnage illustrate exactly why policing as usual isn’t enough?
"...At 8am on Saturday, as much of Austin had yet to awaken and learn that 15* people..."

June 18, 2021 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Who Knows How Much Police Supporters Are Spending on This Election
Justice advocates are increasing their spending as we near election day
"...job fundraising in support of Prop A, their preferred police oversight ordinance, and against Prop B, the one favored..."

April 28, 2023 News Feature by Austin Sanders

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

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

After Shootings, Chases, and a Gun Drawn on a Child, Austin Wants DPS Out. Gov. Abbott Won't Allow It
Easy come, uneasy go
"...The city of Austin abruptly ended its controversial partnership with the Texas Department..."

July 21, 2023 News Feature by Austin Sanders

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

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

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