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Interim DPS Director Named
Highway Patrol Major Stan Clark succeeds Davis, at least for now
"...Longtime Texas Department of Public Safety Director Tommy Davis resigned this summer..."

Aug. 15, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

DNA Lab to Reopen?
Council will consider a plan to hand over APD's lab to DPS
"...The Statesman reported Wednesday that Austin Police officials are readying an agreement with the Department of Public..."

March 16, 2017 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Tampongate Revealed!
Credible threat as debate over HB 2 begins
"...As folks filed into the Capitol today in anticipation of the Senate debate over the controversial abortion regulations measure,..."

July 12, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Sex Offenders Exposed
Are sex offender laws causing more harm than good?
"...Henry met Sarah in the summer of 1994, when he was 19 years old. They lived..."

Sept. 10, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Austin City Council Reinstates Partial Camping Ban
Governor sends in TxDOT; Kitchen leads effort for more explicit rules
"...Thursday, Oct. 17, to partially reinstate a ban on public camping, Gov. Greg Abbott announced today, Oct. 18, the..."

Oct. 18, 2019 News Post by Austin Sanders

Austin Officials Ready for F1 Weekend
Public safety and transpo ready. Weather? We'll see.
"...Ott said during a Wednesday morning press briefing, Austin officials have learned that three things can make or break..."

Nov. 7, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Republicans Vow to “Re-Fund the Police” by Seizing Local Control
State grabs power to dictate local public safety budgets
"...police" – that not only strike at the ability of cities and counties (and their voters) to manage their..."

June 4, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

DPS Pulls Back on Forensics Charges
Decision comes one week after agency introduces new policy
"...Turns out the Department of Public Safety will not be charging law enforcement..."

July 31, 2017 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Communication Breakdown
The city's plan to implement a radio system is turning into a long, high-dollar project
"...voters approved $38 million in bonds toward the purchase of a new emergency radio system, the network -- which..."

Dec. 10, 1999 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Election Day Live Coverage for Travis County
Tracking the local races
"...all doomscroll and stress-bake our way through this longest of all Election Days, Central Texas saw steady yet light..."

Nov. 3, 2020 News Post by the News Staff

Homeland Security Comes Home
For the next round of protests, the DPS has new toys
"...In case of uncivil disturbance – that is, political demonstrations or protests,..."

July 23, 2004 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

Beside the Point : A Ton to Chew On
City grapples with weight loss, forcing bicycle helmets, and public safety staffing, among other issues.
"...In the age of unbridled Internet filth, you wouldn't be remiss in thinking..."

Aug. 25, 2006 News Column by Wells Dunbar

APD Poised for Comprehensive Rape Case Audit
Council members call for "start to finish" review in wake of controversy
"...week, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley announced that the department's handling of sexual assault cases – from the 911..."

Jan. 25, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

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 down amid..."

Feb. 10, 2021 News Post by Austin Sanders

Council Member Alter, Advocates Optimistic on APD Review
The city gears up for the third-party evaluation of the department's handling of sexual assault cases
"...With the contract between the city of Austin and the Police Executive Research Forum signed and..."

Oct. 11, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Media Clips
The Austin American-Statesman accuses the Texas Department of Public Safety of witholding public information on the Waco siege; KOOP founder Jim Ellinger gets shut out of the radio station's building.
"...government, there are rules. Specifically, there is Chapter 552 of the Texas Government Code, known as the Texas Open..."

Oct. 29, 1999 News Column by Lee Nichols

Committee Versus Commission
Public Safety Chairmen Rossmo and Zimmerman trade invitations
"...1, just before hearing staff briefings at the final Public Safety Commission to be held under the current administration..."

June 12, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

APD Weed Arrests Decline, but Racial Disparities Remain
Of the 86 people jailed, 41 were Hispanic, 31 were African American, and 14 were Caucasian
"...The rate of discretionary arrests for possession of mari­juana by Austin police..."

Sept. 20, 2019 News Feature by Kevin Curtin

Sexual Assault Advocates Demand Answers for Rape Kit Negligence
Group pens letter to mayor, police chief, city manager
"...Disconcerting reports about the current status of APD’s ever-growing rape kit backlog has prompted Travis County’s..."

March 1, 2017 News Post by Sarah Marloff

APD’s Backed Up DNA Backlog
The department still holds evidence from 3,294 sexual assault cases
"...Austin Police Commander Michael Eveleth told the Public Safety Commission on Monday that the forensics unit he's..."

Feb. 10, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Where's Your Evidence?
Advances in forensic science have made physical evidence increasingly crucial in criminal justice – but the practice of preserving and maintaining that evidence is often underfunded, poorly managed, or just plain sloppy
"...prosecutors – in Gray County and the attorney general's office – for the right to DNA-test certain items of..."

Feb. 15, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Avid rider Ellis wants drivers to give a wider berth
"...Hoping to address one of the most common causes of bicycle fatalities in Texas,..."

May 20, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Abbott and His Armed Militia
The governor needs his muscle
"...reported that the "Texas State Militia and McAllen Police Department were outside of the restaurant observing the protest." Footage..."

July 21, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

News Roundup: Bullhooks and Bikes
Plus knives, fires, and schools
" at Trailer Space Records; Council bans the use of bullhooks on elephants, a common practice for circuses; a..."

Aug. 10, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

Bad Blood
Did the Austin Police Department Shut Down an Investigation of Its Own Cops?
"...Austin Police Department officer Stan Farris sits in his lawyer's office and..."

Feb. 16, 2001 News Feature by Jordan Smith

DPS to Audit Austin Rape Case Clearance
APD chief asks for review of cases that aren't really solved
"...It's audit time again for the Austin Police Department. On Tuesday afternoon, Chief Brian Manley confirmed that the..."

Dec. 7, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Breaking the Chains
Slavery may be illegal, but it's not eradicated
"...two girls from Mexico to Down­town Austin, where, instead of working in a restaurant for a short time to..."

June 19, 2015 News Feature by Lizzie Jespersen

Don't Fear the Reefer!
Momentum builds for Lone Star legalization of marijuana
"...try marijuana as medicine to alleviate the debilitating symptoms of disease...."

March 14, 2014 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Reclaiming Texas History, One Home Movie at a Time
The missionary zeal of the Texas Archive of the Moving Image
"...a perfectly sunny day in spring, two men square off on a ranch in West Texas. One of the..."

Feb. 27, 2009 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

14 People Shot or Injured in a Chaotic Scene on Sixth Street Early Saturday
UPDATE: One suspect in custody, another at large
"...UPDATE 4:50pm: Austin police confirm that one of the two suspects has been arrested, with assistance from..."

June 12, 2021 News Post by Kimberley Jones

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