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Meet the Police Monitor Finalists
A brief look at the four remaining candidates
"...A public meeting last week gave the community a chance to meet the four final candidates..."

Dec. 17, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

CLEAT, City Standoff Over Police Monitor
Police union threatens legal action if OPM continues with no contract
"...Shortly after the city's contract with the Austin Police Association expired, interim..."

Jan. 19, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

New to Town? Here Are Nine of the Biggest News Stories Affecting Locals.
A primer on Austin politics
"...upstanding student, and welcome (back) to Austin, where you’re either re-acclimating to the increasing chaos of life in an..."

Aug. 30, 2018 News Post by News Staff

Office of Police Oversight Puts Its Difficulties With APD Leadership in Writing
Report offers insight into limitations OPO faces in doing its work
"...The city of Austin Office of Police Oversight's first annual..."

June 25, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

An “Awesome First Year” for Austin's Office of Police Oversight
OPO fields more than 800 incoming contacts – comments, complaints, and kudos – in 2019
"...In its first year of existence, the city's Office of Police Oversight fielded more..."

Jan. 3, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Montford Files Complaint With Police Monitor
Ah, the dangers of arresting attorneys for public intoxication – when they're not intoxicated
"...The public intoxication charge filed in June against attorney Mindy..."

July 17, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Austin Police Association Files Injunction Against Police Monitor
Union seeks to bar PM from IA investigations during impasse
"...Wednesday marked the start of a new round of meet-and-confer negotiations between..."

March 2, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Police Monitor: What Brown can do
The process is supposedly still open, but Travis Co. prosecutor Cliff Brown looks like a lock for the Police Monitor job
"...Although the final decision remains open, there appears to be one..."

Nov. 3, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Frasier Named New Police Monitor
The former sheriff will start work on Jan. 18
"...Conspicuously absent from the Wednesday afternoon press conference announcing the selection of the..."

Dec. 29, 2010 News Post by Jordan Smith

Police Monitor Margo Frasier Retires
What's next for the office that watches over APD?
"...Elaine Hart expects to name a replacement for outgoing Police Monitor Margo Frasier before the beginning of the new..."

Dec. 23, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...Whiplash Rulings Leave Us in Suspense Over SB 4: The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday gave Texas permission to..."

March 22, 2024 News Feature

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"...Protesters Freed: On Wednesday afternoon, the 79 individuals who were arrested for criminal trespass at..."

May 3, 2024 News Feature

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"...Troopers on the Move: The Texas Department of Public Safety's Austin Violent..."

Dec. 29, 2023 News Feature

Police Monitor Report Leads to Search Policy Changes
APD officers will be required to get written consent for searches
"...Beginning next month, any time Austin Police officers ask for consent to search an individual during..."

July 27, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...court that I-35 didn’t “cause discrimination.” But, KUT reported, the state agency’s own historical assessment of the highway states:..."

June 7, 2024 News Feature

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...easier for future music venues to open in parts of Austin that aren't just Downtown. The ordinance will loosen..."

Sept. 22, 2023 News Feature

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"...Project Connect Trial Delayed Again: The trial in the lawsuit that could kill Project Connect’s..."

June 21, 2024 News Feature

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"...Nurses on Strike Nurses at Ascension Seton had their second-ever one-day strike Wednesday. And again, Ascension informed them..."

Dec. 8, 2023 News Feature

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...a new, Austin-focused podcast? City Cast, a nationwide network of daily local news podcasts, officially launched in Austin Tuesday...."

June 14, 2024 News Feature

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"...Cruising Through the City: Despite Cruise pausing service of its autonomous vehicles,..."

Dec. 1, 2023 News Feature

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"...More Border “Security”: Gov. Greg Abbott announced the state is building an 80-acre base camp in Eagle..."

Feb. 23, 2024 News Feature

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"...Phelan, R-Beaumont, is in big trouble. Despite having overseen the passage of what even Gov. Greg Abbott touted as..."

Feb. 9, 2024 News Feature

Point Austin: Watching the Watchers
City nears a crucial choice for the next police monitor
"...Anybody want to monitor the police?..."

Dec. 10, 2010 News Column by Michael King

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
"...As City Council meetings go, the one held Thursday, April 20, was a rarity: a..."

May 26, 2017 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

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..."

June 27, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Point Austin: The Monitor Comes Knocking
The police monitor and the chief share an exchange of views
"...I'm not sure what the fuss is about over Police Monitor Margo Frasier's review..."

May 27, 2011 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Muffling the Monitor
Frasier's reviews send salutary ripples through the APD pond
"...As they say in paramilitary circles, Police Monitor Margo Frasier has..."

June 10, 2011 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: The Schroeder File
For APD and Austin, Knee's decision was the right one
"...There's plenty of blame to go around in the Daniel..."

Dec. 9, 2005 News Column by Michael King

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..."

Dec. 15, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Austin @ Large: Oversight, Out of Mind
As the city and police union move forward, what's being left behind?
"...A not-so-funny thing happened on the way to the new "meet and confer" agreement between..."

March 12, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

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