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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

City Says No More DPS, Abbott Sends in More Troopers
Mayor Watson’s DPS gambit just got a lot messier
"...The city of Austin abruptly ended its controversial partnership with the Texas Department..."

July 14, 2023 News Post by Austin Sanders

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

Naked City
Austin Stories
"...last week specifying how dogs can be tethered in Austin yards. The ordinance, strongly supported by animal advocates, prescribes..."

Oct. 11, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
News Shorts
"...wooing former Attorney General Jim Mattox, who recently told "Austin Stories" that "There's a lot of Democrats and labor..."

Sept. 7, 2001 News Feature by Lauri Apple

City Council Gets Some Breathing Room on the Budget
Austin bounced back from COVID with what City Manager Spencer Cronk called “spectacular economic growth.” How spectacular?
"...City of Austin employees took center stage July 15 at the Montopolis..."

July 22, 2022 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Austin Stories
"...into last summer's fatal shooting of Sophia King by Austin police officer John Coffey is set to go forward..."

June 13, 2003 News Feature

Stages of Labor
EMS stalls again, police association eyes final hurdle
"...The city's meet-and-confer talks with the Austin-Travis County EMS Association are once again on ice until..."

Dec. 8, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

911, We've Got a Smoker
Austin's new smoking ordinance takes effect today
"...Well, they were. Two weeks later, said enforcement of Austin's new Smoking in Public Places Ordinance – which can..."

Sept. 2, 2005 Music Feature by Darcie Stevens

Sixth Street Blues
Downtown stakeholders raise questions about policing ... the police
"...March 2004 was not a flattering month for the Austin Police Department, nor for Austin's image as a mecca..."

March 18, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Manley Makes His Exit
Police chief's 30-year career at APD will end March 28
"...Austin police Chief Brian Manley announced Friday that he will..."

Feb. 19, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Release of Breaion King Arrest Footage Leads to APD Investigations
Police and community members meet for “an open, honest dialogue”
"...Travis County Jail was brought to the attention of Police Chief Art Acevedo on Tuesday...."

July 22, 2016 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

Choose Your Monitor: The Four Finalists
Candidates to be Austin's next police monitor speak out
"...The four finalists to become Austin's next police monitor appeared Tuesday afternoon at a public..."

Dec. 8, 2010 News Post by Jordan Smith

Want Stronger, More Transparent Oversight of APD? Vote on It.
Next month's election has justice advocates and police fighting for control
"...election is about more than two ordinances named the Austin Police Oversight Act. The election is also about transforming..."

April 21, 2023 News Feature by Austin Sanders

City Manager Presents $4.5 Billion City Budget
2021-22 FY proposal earmarks funds for police, parks, homelessness response
"...proposed a $4.5 billion budget for the city of Austin's 2021-22 fiscal year that allocates $1.2 billion in spending..."

July 16, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Sixth Street Shooting: One Dead, Two In Custody, Lots of Statements
UPDATE: Second suspect, aged 17, reportedly arrested Monday
"...UPDATE 4:40pm: The second suspect sought by police, Jeremiah James Tabb, was arrested earlier today in Killeen..."

June 14, 2021 News Post by Mike Clark-Madison

Reports Challenge "Fear-Based" Model for Training APD Cadets
Police Academy zero
"...A trio of reports on the Austin police academy have concluded that the paramilitary approach it..."

Aug. 7, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Campaign to Recriminalize Homelessness Turns in Signatures
Will "Save Austin Now" make it to the ballot?
"...loosened in June 2019 to effectively decriminalize homelessness in Austin. If 20,000 of the signatures are validated, the petition..."

July 24, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Who Wants to Take on Ken Casaday?
Elections underway at police union
"...It's election season at the Austin Police Association, and two cops are challenging incumbent president..."

Nov. 3, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Geopolitical Fault Lines
Austin's latest attempt at single-member districts is getting a mixed response
"...Austin City Council inauguration ceremonies don't generally include political speeches...."

July 6, 2012 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

City Hall Hustle: Safety in Numbers
The mayoral race gets cracking, so getcha program here!
" to "Office Sought," Levy wrote "Mayor, City of Austin (not a candidate)," cementing him still in exploratory purgatory...."

Jan. 30, 2009 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
Unions Slam Police, Fire Cuts
"...Leaders of the Austin Association of Professional Firefighters and Austin Police Association gathered..."

June 13, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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