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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 Chief Brian Manley Announces Retirement
Manley's 30-year career with APD will end March 28
"...Austin Police Chief Brian Manley will retire on March 28,..."

Feb. 12, 2021 News Post by Austin Sanders

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

FY21 Budget Passes Unanimously With Big Cuts to Austin Police Funding
Council members celebrate first step, but acknowledge hard work ahead
"...Austin City Council voted unanimously Thursday morning, in adopting the..."

Aug. 13, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

Austin Police’s New Rules for Incident Video
APD promises to release video of "critical incidents" within 60 days going forward
"...The Austin Police Department will begin releasing video footage from certain..."

May 22, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

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

APD Chief and Austin Police Association Get Prickly Over Post-Sedition Suggestions
Good cop, mad cop
"...a contentious email exchange with Council Member Alison Alter, Austin Police Department Chief Brian Manley declined to "proactively investigate"..."

Jan. 22, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

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

Council Hears Emotional Pleas for Change in Austin Police Leadership at Emergency Hearings
CMs join community in denouncing police violence at protests
"...began with emotional testimony shared by people brutalized by Austin police officers at protests over the weekend, and ended..."

June 5, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

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

How Did a Weeks-Old Justice Advocacy Group Catch the Ear of Police?
Longtime criminal justice advocates wonder why Austin police are so keen to work with the nascent JUST America
"...brought onstage for a June 11 press conference with Austin Police Department Chief Brian Manley to announce a suite..."

June 26, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Proposed City Budget Cuts Police Funding by $8.1 Million
Decrease falls far short of $100 million activists called for
"...The Austin Police Department’s budget will decrease by $8.1 million, or..."

July 13, 2020 News Post by Mike Clark-Madison and Austin Sanders

APD Veteran Named Interim Police Chief as City Launches Speedy Search
Joe Chacon not a “placeholder,” says City Manager Cronk
"...Cronk to serve as the interim leader of the Austin Police Department while the city undergoes a search for..."

March 22, 2021 News Post by Austin Sanders

Greg Casar Called for Austin to Reach Zero Possession of Marijuana Arrests, Recent Data Shows Just That
“The sky doesn’t fall when you stop arresting people for pot”
"...last quarter of 2020, October 1 through December 31, Austin Police Department made zero arrests for possession of marijuana..."

April 20, 2021 News Post by Kevin Curtin

Police Chief Brian Manley Fires APD Officer for Racist Texts
Offensive language, memes violated Austin Police policies
"...Austin Police Chief Brian Manley has indefinitely suspended (that is,..."

Nov. 27, 2020 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

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 by Michael King

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