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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

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 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

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

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

Chronicle Endorsements for Austin's Propositions A and B
May 6 General and Special Elections
"...City of Austin residents will have two competing propositions on their ballot..."

April 21, 2023 News Feature

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

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

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

Jan. 17, 2010 Postmarks

Trial of APD Officer Will Be One of the Most Consequential in Austin History
Here’s what it could mean for our city and for how law enforcement is held accountable
"...One of the most consequential trials in Austin history began this week, as attorneys spent hours selecting..."

Oct. 20, 2023 News Feature by Austin Sanders

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

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

Council Goes for Short-Term Police Deal, Ignores Union Noise
One year, last chance
"...advance negotiations for a one-year extension of the current police contract so that voters can consider two measures for..."

Feb. 24, 2023 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 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

City Must Give Secret Police Records to the Chronicle, Texas A.G.’s Office Says
Come out, come out, wherever you are
"...The city of Austin must turn over internal police records that they intended..."

Sept. 29, 2023 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Police Chief Fights Back as Council Cuts APD Budget
Chief Brian Manley remains defiant
" least 10 years, reduce the budget of the Austin Police Department – and possibly by a historic amount..."

Aug. 7, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

A Tidal Wave of People Batter the Foundations of Austin’s Structural Racism
Thousands took to Downtown and Eastside streets to say, emphatically, that Black Lives Matter
"...week prior by protest violence – mostly waged by Austin police – the Austin Justice Coalition's Black Austin Rally..."

June 12, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Third-Party Police Oversight?
You're kidding.
"...Last Friday's bargaining session between the Austin Police Association and the city's Labor Relations team ended..."

Aug. 24, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Black Lives Matter and Police Lives Matter Rallies
Competing rallies end in a handful of arrests
"...held at the Capitol Saturday morning, Sept. 19. A Police Lives Matter rally was organized by former APD officer..."

Sept. 19, 2015 Photo Gallery

Point Austin: Drinking, Driving, Shooting ... and the APD
Leonardo Quintana hearing full of unintended revelations
"...the latest episode in his increasingly unhappy career, former Austin Police Department Officer Leonardo Quintana would have done well..."

Sept. 10, 2010 News Column by Michael King

Knee, Wynn, Futrell Austin's 'A' Team
"...leaders announced a three-part plan to improve relations between Austin police and the city's minority communities. APD Chief Stan..."

Feb. 6, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
The charter vs. the election code in court
"...the rare honor of deciding whether the city of Austin or the state of Texas did a less piss-poor..."

Feb. 8, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

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