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Police Oversight Advocates Cry Foul Over Sketchy Rival Petition Drive
Are the cops behind an apparent election fraud scheme?
"...deceptive petition campaign that could result in a second police oversight ordinance appearing before voters on the May 6,..."

Dec. 1, 2022 News Post by Austin Sanders

City, Police Union Try to End-Run Citizen Initiative for Police Oversight
Oversight, undervalued
"...city of Austin will sit down with the Austin Police Association today, Nov. 10, to hold a momentous meeting..."

Nov. 11, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Austin Police Association vs. City's Office of Police Oversight
Police union wins a round in contest over oversight
"...Police oversight efforts in Austin could be badly damaged by..."

Jan. 7, 2022 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Police Oversight: Starting From Scratch
Farah Muscadin’s work in progress
"...At a City Council work session in late May, Police Monitor Farah Muscadin sat down to talk about her..."

Sept. 14, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Pushing for Real Police Oversight in Contract and on the Ballot
What exactly is a G File?
"...Somewhere deep in the Austin Police Department's computer database sit the personnel files of each..."

July 15, 2022 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

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 contract that the city has with the Austin Police Association – and the fact that, should the city..."

May 26, 2017 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

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

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

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 report, released June 16, covers much..."

June 25, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Labor Negotiations: A Matter of Police Oversight
Police Monitor Deven Desai brings his agenda to bargaining sessions
"...The city and its police union resumed contract negotiations on June 8, 10 days..."

June 16, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Not on the Ballot: Police Oversight
But Council could adopt ordinance anyway
"...to place their citizen initiative to beef up Austin police oversight on the high-turnout Nov. 8 ballot, alongside a..."

Aug. 26, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Police Oversight Chief Makes Her Leave Permanent
Farah Muscadin has officially resigned
"...Farah Muscadin, director of the city's Office of Police Oversight, has officially resigned, after more than five years..."

Oct. 7, 2022 News Feature by Maggie Q. Thompson

Third-Party Police Oversight?
You're kidding.
"...Last Friday's bargaining session between the Austin Police Association and the city's Labor Relations team ended in..."

Aug. 24, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Police Oversight Advocates Cry Foul Over Sketchy Rival Petition Drive
Are the cops behind an apparent election fraud scheme?

Dec. 9, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

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

March 12, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Who's Watching the Police?
Police Tout Poll
"...Austin Police Association President Mike Sheffield said that the association had..."

May 14, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff

City Hall Stands Firm: No Oversight, No Police Contract
City's negotiations with the Austin Police Association hit a major roadblock
"...The city's negotiations with the Austin Police Association over a new meet and confer agreement hit..."

Dec. 9, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

New Police Chief Sends Signal With Stiff Discipline
Two officers suspended after police use stun gun on handcuffed suspect
"...Austin Police Chief Joseph Chacon has suspended two officers for failing..."

Oct. 15, 2021 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Resources to Support Black Austinites During Police Brutality Protests
How to help and how to find help
"...have taken to the streets to protest racism and police violence against Black people. In the wake of the..."

June 3, 2020 News Post by Selome Hailu

Unity in the Community as City Council OK’s Police Pact
Why all sides are calling the four-year, $44 million police contract a win
"...week when City Council approved a four-year, $44 million police contract filled with community-driven transparency and oversight measures. Not..."

Nov. 23, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

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, following..."

Feb. 12, 2021 News Post by Austin Sanders

Amid Tough Questioning, Council Confirms Chacon as New Police Chief
Alter, Kelly vote against longtime APD insider
"...Sept. 30 confirmed Joseph Chacon’s appointment as Austin’s new police chief on a 9-2 vote, with Council Members Alison..."

Oct. 2, 2021 News Post by Austin Sanders

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 City Manager Elaine Hart told City..."

Jan. 19, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

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

Aug. 17, 2017 News Post by Michael King

Eleven APD Officers Disciplined for Misconduct In Police-Brutality Protests
UPDATED: Seven more likely to face prosecution in May incidents
"...Austin Police Chief Brian Manley has disciplined 11 officers for misconduct..."

Dec. 2, 2020 News Post 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 about..."

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

The Ugly End to Jason Dusterhoft's Police Career Was Only the Beginning for APD
Three chiefs gone in Austin
"...meeting room. Manley had become Austin's interim chief of police six months earlier, and Dusterhoft was one of seven..."

May 7, 2021 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Austin on Forefront of Addressing Excessive Force Used by Police During Protests
Shock and awe at mass indictment in Black Lives Matter protest shootings
"...Austin continues to address the excessive force used by police during 2020's Black Lives Matter protests more pointedly than..."

Feb. 25, 2022 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Battle Lines Drawn in City-Police Dispute
The police union walks away from contract talks, leaving civilian oversight in limbo
"...intense conflict among city officials, community advocates, and Austin police got even more intense last week when Austin Police..."

Feb. 20, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Police Contract Talks: Hurry Up, or Wait?
Cronk wants APA labor deal before new Council arrives in January
"...The Austin Police Association sat down with the city of Austin's Labor..."

Nov. 18, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Pro-Cop Fake-Oversight Petition Drive Still Raises Questions
A strange mistake?
"...deceptive petition drive, a group known as Voters for Oversight and Police Accountability is still collecting signatures for an..."

Dec. 8, 2022 News Post by Austin Sanders

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