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Bringing Body Cameras Into Focus
Public Safety Committee considers new technology
"...The prospect of body cameras for Austin Police Department officers now imminent, attention turns toward how..."

Sept. 29, 2015 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

Fits to a Tee
Wayne Vincent responds to APA shirt controversy
"...a year dominated by headlines about an officer-involved shooting, Austin Police public relations can be tricky. Cops have to..."

Nov. 13, 2013 News Post by Brandon Watson

APA Votes For Status Quo
Police keep their officers
"...Preliminary election results reveal that Austin Police officers have voted to keep their incumbent president...."

Nov. 11, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Deadly Day for APD
Two shootings within 12 hours; one officer is dead
"...Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo began to cry as he..."

April 6, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

City to Open Investigation into Alleged Racism Atop APD
Accused assistant chief retired abruptly earlier this week
"...A complaint filed against former Austin Police Assistant Chief Justin Newsom alleges he used racist..."

Nov. 8, 2019 News Post by Austin Sanders

Geoffrey Freeman Reaches Settlement With City
Cop fired for killing David Joseph gets $35,000, "general discharge"
"...Former Austin Police Officer Geoffrey Freeman won’t go to arbitration on..."

Dec. 2, 2016 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

Open Questions: Forum on APD Shooting Tonight
Officials discuss shooting of Larry Eugene Jackson, Jr.
"...Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo says that if all goes..."

Aug. 15, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

City Agrees to $2.25 Million Settlement in Fatal APD Shooting
Jason Roque killed during mental health crisis in 2017
"...In another case where the Austin Police Department’s response to a mental health crisis ended..."

Sept. 5, 2021 News Post by Brant Bingamon

Finally, Forensics Flies Free From APD
Council approves “decoupling” of police crime lab
"...Nearly five years after the Austin Police Department’s DNA crime lab was forced to shut..."

Feb. 10, 2021 News Post by Austin Sanders

Labor Update: Work and Life at APD
Contract negotiations continue with the Austin Police Association
"...Contract negotiations continued last week between the city and Austin Police Associ­a­tion. The oversight component, which would give the..."

June 30, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Feeling Kinda Kim
A glance at all things Jennifer
"...of Randi Shade yesterday, the public safety pile-on continues. Austin Firefighters Association prez Stephen Truesdell issued a press release..."

Jan. 23, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

District Judge Backs Out of Upcoming Eighth Street Trials
Kocurek seeks recusal after telling DA’s office she “felt betrayed”
"...asked to be recused from four upcoming trials of Austin police officers charged with felony assault. The charges were..."

May 2, 2022 News Post by Austin Sanders

What's Going On in APD's Organized Crime Division?
Union says politics at play, brass says business as usual
"...Something is happening inside the Austin Police Department's high-profile Organized Crime Division – what it..."

Sept. 9, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Stomped Out
As Sheffield's case awaits trial, he still wonders why CLEAT took such drastic action against him
"...If you were in Austin a decade ago and could name just one police..."

Oct. 16, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

APA President Files Grievance
Complaint calls for Citizen Review Panel overhaul, Frasier's dismissal
"...Longstanding tensions between the Austin Police Association and the Office of the Police Monitor..."

April 15, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Trying To Fix the World
Five-year review of APD Chief Art Acevedo
"...On the April morning of the funeral for slain Austin Police Department Officer Jaime Padron, Chief Art Acevedo stopped..."

May 25, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Lewis File
Park Police personnel record casts a harsh light on small law enforcement agencies
"...three-paragraph memo to Darryl Lewis, then chief of the Austin Park Police, under the subject line, "Internal Affairs Complaint..."

Aug. 18, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Beside the Point: What a Mess
Police impasse throws city system into disarray
"...Cronk must also smooth over relations with a ticked-off Austin Police Association that just last week saw council members..."

Dec. 22, 2017 News Column by Chase Hoffberger

The People vs. Mike Sheffield
The new APD oversight agreement is a first for Austin -- but will it do what it's supposed to do?
"...this morning, but Mike Sheffield is happy that the Austin Police Department will now be monitored by citizens like..."

March 30, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

'Something Went Wrong'
Six months after he was killed by an Austin cop, Jessie Owens' family still wants some basic answers
"...At 1:27am on June 14, Austin Police Department Officer Scott Glasgow, a three-year veteran, killed..."

Dec. 12, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Iris Jones announces her resignation at a critical moment for civilian oversight of APD
"...On July 16 Iris Jones, the city's first-ever police monitor, tendered her resignation to city officials, effective Aug...."

July 25, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Brenda Ramos Demands Action in Son’s Killing
Officer neither charged nor disciplined in police shooting
"...The Austin Police Department has completed its part of the criminal..."

Oct. 16, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Community, Policing
City, police union, activists arrive at compromise with new four-year contract
"...than a year of negotiations, the city and the Austin Police Association are poised finally to agree on a..."

Nov. 16, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Unsuspended Judgments
Battle lines drawn over the police shooting of Kevin Brown
"...At a press conference last week outside the Austin NAACP offices, the family of Kevin Brown, shot and..."

June 15, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Riding at Risk
Austin's streets still a hazard for two-wheeled transportation
"...911 and told the operator (as recounted in the police affidavit for his arrest) that he thought a body..."

Nov. 10, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Audit Says We Oughta Change
Police Audit Blames Problems on Poor Financial Management, Lack of Support
"...When the police audit finally came out on February 25 -- just..."

March 21, 1997 News Feature by Alex de Marban

Pro-Cop Group Submits Signatures for High-Priced Staffing Plan
Save Austin Now 2.0 eyes the ballot
"...Shortly after Save Austin Now, a GOP-backed political action committee closely allied with..."

July 23, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Faster Than Sound: 10 Days of Gun Violence on Red River
Police step up presence in the Red River Cultural District as merchants’ association pushes for city improvements following three separate shootings in 10 days
"...Despite a citywide decrease in violent crimes this year, police report an uptick in the Downtown area. Sunday, July..."

Aug. 9, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Officer Who Killed Teen Fired
Joseph family's attorney calls the decision a "good first step"
"...Austin Police Officer Geoffrey Freeman has been indefinitely suspended –..."

March 25, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

A (Citizen Review) Panel of Experts?
New police contract places term limits on CRP
"...Tucked into the police contract City Council considered on Wednesday (and were continuing..."

Dec. 15, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

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