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UPDATED: Austin Police Department's Alarming Use of Force Rate
Injury-causing force used in over 900 traffic stops in 2018
"...Austin Police Chief Brian Manley told the Chronicle this afternoon..."

April 10, 2019 News Post by Sarah Marloff

UPDATED: Man Injured in Austin Police Shooting
Domestic disturbance leads to officer-involved shooting
"...The 23-year-old man shot Tuesday by a veteran Austin Police Department sergeant has been released from the hospital..."

March 21, 2014 News Post by Jordan Smith

Austin Police Seeking Leads in Hate Crime Investigation
Investigators, gay bars ask for information on Saturday's attack
"...Rain on 4th and Oilcan Harry’s, two of Austin’s iconic gay bars, are offering a $5,000 reward for..."

Jan. 22, 2019 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Will Austin Police Stop Making Marijuana Busts?
Council considers how to get “as close as possible to zero arrests”
"...resources, Council Member Greg Casar is aiming to shift police protocol on pot with a resolution – to be..."

Jan. 14, 2020 News Post by Kevin Curtin

Brian Manley to Be Named Lone Finalist for Chief of Austin Police
City Manager Spencer Cronk to make announcement Monday
"...being considered for the vacancy of chief of the Austin Police Department. Cronk will put Manley before a community..."

April 30, 2018 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

Austin Police Consider Community Reforms
After a year spent making headlines APD prioritizes policing equity
"...Close observers of local police data won't be surprised by the findings of the..."

Nov. 4, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

DOJ: 160 Ways Austin Police Can Improve
Department of Justice issues recommendations for improving APD
"...The U.S. Department of Justice has made 160 recommendations to improve Austin..."

Jan. 9, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Austin Police Open Internal Investigation Into South Congress Stabbing
Governor baselessly blames "lawlessness" via tweet
"...Austin Police have opened an internal investigation into an incident..."

Jan. 10, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

'Shout-Out' to Austin Police?
"...Dear Editor, A shout-out to the Austin Police Department: Last July, a new era began with..."

May 7, 2008 Postmarks

Inside Austin Police's Mounted Unit
Horseplay? Only after they’ve clocked out.
"...Austin Police Department horses spend their off hours at the..."

Feb. 16, 2018 Features Feature by Nina Hernandez

Austin Police Encouraged to Use Excessive Force?
Lawsuit: City fails to discipline problem cops
"...The former Austin police officer who got national headlines for his violent..."

Aug. 2, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Overall Thankful for Austin Police
"...Dear Editor, Nora Ankrum's article on APD's Citizen Police Academy was a real eye-opener for me [“My Semester..."

Dec. 1, 2006 Postmarks

Andrew Romero out at Austin Police Association
APA vice president suspended 20 days from APD, resigns from union post
"...The Austin Police Association lost a key contract negotiator last Friday..."

May 11, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Austin Police Restructure Cite-and-Release Standards
Austin Police redefine nonviolent arrestable offenses
"...Austin Police Assistant Chief Troy Gay spoke Wed­nesday about the..."

Nov. 2, 2018 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Austin Fire Department: Drinking in Drive-Throughs
Two firefighters arrested for DWIs in fast food parking lots
"...six weeks have seen two sworn employees of the Austin Fire Department suspended 60 days for drinking and driving...."

Aug. 19, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

UPDATE: Ott Asks DOJ For Review of Police Tactics
Request comes on heels of Jackson shooting death
"...UPDATE: In the wake of last month's police shooting death of Larry Eugene Jackson, City Manager Marc..."

Aug. 5, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Who Pays For Police Union Work?
Police officers, union, and city officials argue over leave time
"...Last week two Austin Police Department officers, Cpls. John Coffey and George Jackoskie,..."

Aug. 6, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

What Will It Take to Get More Police Oversight?
If Greg Casar wants more accountability for cops, the city’s gonna need to give the police union some more money
"...the city were to "go to impasse" with the Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services Employee Association – that is,..."

May 26, 2017 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Peaceful Streets Project Founder Arrested for Interfering with Police
The saga of Antonio Buehler and Austin PD continues
"...armed with video cameras and on the lookout for police corruption, was arrested this weekend for filming police arresting..."

Aug. 27, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Point Austin: Three Cheers for Spelman
Council member makes his final pitch for sane police spending
"...rein in (to a degree) the growth of the Austin Police Depart­ment budget. The APD was requesting 59 new..."

Sept. 12, 2014 News Column

Point Austin: Finding the Right Ratio
Budget debate considers best approach to police staffing
"...is a little like speed-dating by proxy. With 20 departmental budgets to review in a few weeks, and the..."

Aug. 23, 2013 News Column by Michael King

APD Among Texas Police Agencies With Poor Eyewitness ID Procedures
The Justice Project says Texas police agencies are way behind in implementing best practices that can decrease the incidence of mistaken identification.
"...The Austin Police Department "meets the minimum legal requirements" for the..."

Nov. 19, 2008 News Post by Jordan Smith

Advocates: Reject Police Union Contract
New “excessive force” lawsuit filed over 2015 “jaywalking” arrest
"...say they will be there to oppose the current Austin Police Association contract, and demand greater accountability over officer..."

Aug. 17, 2017 News Post by Michael King

Point Austin: Occupying Occupy
APD undercover debacle embarrassed itself, and Austin
"...the news was first confirmed last year that the Austin Police Department had assigned several undercover officers (three primary,..."

March 29, 2013 News Column by Michael King

Austin @ Large: Oversight, Out of Mind
As the city and police union move forward, what's being left behind?
"..."meet and confer" agreement between the city and the Austin Police Association. People got shot and died, racial strife..."

March 12, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin @ Large: The Real 'Victim No. 1'
Another summer, another shooting, and a moment of truth for police oversight
"...For the second year in a row, East Austin's celebration of Juneteenth has been clouded by anger over..."

June 27, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

How Austin Handles Mental Health Emergencies
Police, EMS, and Integral Care work together to serve people in psychiatric crisis
"...When a police officer brings someone to the Judge Guy Herman Center..."

Dec. 15, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Point Austin: The Cost of Community
The city budget is where Austin decides how to live
"...it is the middle of budget season, with the departmental presentations beginning this week, and I've barely managed to..."

Aug. 8, 2008 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

Austin Street Art Enters Into a New Era
With the city cracking down on graffiti and Hope Outdoor Gallery set to close, artists look for permission to paint
"...Escove can produce large-scale murals without worrying about the police. [inset-1-right]..."

July 27, 2018 News Feature by Kate Groetzinger

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