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New Police Contract Would Allow Public Release of Citizen Review Panel Documents
Officers must vote to approve new four-year contract
"...that would allow the city to release publicly all disciplinary recommendations made by the Citizen Review Panel in critical..."

June 10, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Olsen Hearing Raises More Questions Than Answers on APD Policy
Will Austin Police Department Sgt. Michael Olsen get his job back?
"...So far, Olsen's disciplinary appeal hearing before the three-member panel has gone forward..."

Feb. 29, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Sanders Shooting
Independent investigators criticize internal review of APD shooting
"...The independent investigators commissioned to review the Austin Police Depart­ment inquiry into the shooting death..."

Oct. 9, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Cutting on the Bias
Is Christopher Dunn APD's designated fall guy ... or a potential domino?
"...Testifying on the last day of the five-day arbitration hearing that will ultimately determine whether he'll get his job..."

April 30, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Two Officers Fired In 'Spit/Slap' Incident
Two other APD officers suspended in incident
"...According to disciplinary memos penned yesterday by Chief Art Acevedo, on Aug...."

Feb. 15, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Acevedo Fires Olsen
Following investigation and hearing, APD Chief Art Acevedo decides to terminate Sgt. Michael Olsen
"...fatal June shooting of 25-year-old Kevin Brown. Following a disciplinary review board meeting at Austin Police Depart­ment headquarters last..."

Dec. 7, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Matters of Perception
Evidence suggest that former APD officer Timothy Enlow hasn't been completely honest -- nor have those who have testified against him.
"...On Tuesday morning, the arbitration hearing regarding the Austin Police Dept. dismissal of former officer..."

Sept. 27, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

APA President Files Grievance
Complaint calls for Citizen Review Panel overhaul, Frasier's dismissal
"...of the two took place mid-March, when the Citizen Review Panel (which operates within the OPM) recommended during its..."

April 15, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Oversight 101
An Introduction to Austin's new police oversight process
"...from -- the IAD files before his or her disciplinary hearing...."

March 30, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Follmer Fights Back
Fired APD Officer Joel Follmer to seek reinstatement
"...arbitration – Ellison was not required to pen a disciplinary letter containing the detailed reasons for Follmer's termination..."

June 16, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Officer Suspended for Excessive Use of Force
Officer Christopher Gray gets 70-day suspension for excessive use of force and acts bringing discredit to APD for his role in September arrest
"...In a disciplinary letter dated April 25, Austin Police Chief Stan Knee..."

May 5, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Glasgow's Punishment: A 90-Day Suspension
Family 'befuddled' by light discipline in Owens shooting case
"...fatal shooting of Jessie Lee Owens. According to the disciplinary memo filed with the Civil Service Commission, Glasgow failed..."

Feb. 13, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Unfinished Business at APD?
A Monday public hearing will review a woman's "official oppression"
"...On Monday, May 19, the Austin Police Department's citizen review panel will hold a public hearing to review a..."

May 16, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Schroeder Fired for Rocha Shooting
Police union accuses Knee of caving, calls for resignation
"...violated numerous department policies, Knee wrote in a 12-page disciplinary memo – including policies regarding the proper use and..."

Nov. 25, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
"...Wednesday for the June shooting of Kevin Brown. Olsen's Disciplinary Review Board hearing was Wednesday afternoon, and the 180-day..."

Nov. 30, 2007 News Feature

Naked City
"...• The disciplinary appeal hearing of Austin Police Department Sgt. Michael Olsen,..."

Feb. 29, 2008 News Feature

City Attorney Report on Knee Calls for Changes at APD
City criticizes APD management, but Knee's fate unclear
"...In response to the chief's request that the city review conflicting statements he made in connection with internal investigations..."

Feb. 18, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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?
"...On March 8, after hearing from dozens upon dozens of aggrieved citizens, the City..."

March 30, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Officer Wins Firing Appeal
Arbitrator overturns chief's decision to dismiss
"...was fired in Oct­ober 2013, after an Internal Affairs review found that he'd been negligent and dishonest in his..."

Dec. 26, 2014 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

A Shining Star Goes Dark
A tragedy at Reagan High School evokes a mother's courageous response.
"...announced the formation of the Reagan High School Safety Review Team, with two assignments: 1) to review Reagan's safety..."

May 16, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
"...Chief Stan Knee have to testify regarding allegedly disparate disciplinary rulings within the department? Defense attorney Steve Edwards thinks..."

June 7, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Judge Edith Jones: Blacks and Hispanics More Violent
Complaint filed over Jones's discriminatory and biased comments
"...during her talk – billed as "Federal Death Penalty Review with Judge Edith Jones (5th Cir.)" – Jones violated..."

June 4, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Acevedo Stumbles
Chief Acevedo's firing of Larry Oliver raises questions about unequal treatment at APD
"...Oliver – the subject of a curious civil service hearing last week – APD Chief Art Acevedo appears to..."

July 11, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Point Austin: The Schroeder File
For APD and Austin, Knee's decision was the right one
"...and nothing in the now voluminous APD and Citizen Review Panel Schroeder file persuades me that any other decision..."

Dec. 9, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
" Franklin's attorney, Jason McMinn, argued at a pretrial hearing that Quintana had no reason to approach Franklin that..."

Sept. 25, 2009 News Feature

Sixth Street Showdown
Downtown is growing, and with that growth come rising tensions between police, partiers, and activists
"...had "been made aware" of the incident and would review the officers' response to resistance, as well as the..."

Feb. 26, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Rehabilitation or Torture?
Texas prison inmates say their 'therapy' has taken a dark turn
"...To Howard's knowledge, no official Gateway/TDCJ therapeutic or disciplinary protocol recommends or allows a treatment so extreme as..."

May 23, 2008 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

Shout Into the Wind
The Citizen Review Panel takes public testimony on David Joseph
"...of the Austin Justice League before a specially called hearing of the Office of the Police Monitor’s Citizen Review..."

March 11, 2016 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

Point Austin: Sharpening Teeth
Remedial dentistry in order for Police Monitor
"...The Oct. 31 public hearing of the Citizens Review Panel of the Office of..."

Nov. 11, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Stomped Out
As Sheffield's case awaits trial, he still wonders why CLEAT took such drastic action against him
"...before the city adopted policies, and negotiated the Citizen Review Panel – a civilian oversight group conceived as a..."

Oct. 16, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

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