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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meet the Police Monitor Finalists
A brief look at the four remaining candidates
"...to meet the four final candidates for Austin's next police monitor. City Manager Marc Ott is expected to make..."

Dec. 17, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Oversight 101
An Introduction to Austin's new police oversight process
"...of course, but in any case, here's how the oversight process will actually work:..."

March 30, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Activists' Hopes for Police Negotiations Hinge on Statute of Limitations
Focus part of effort to overhaul culture of APD
"...In mid-August, as the Austin Police Association and the city negotiated terms for a new..."

Sept. 15, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

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 "critical..."

May 22, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Police Proverbs
APD's new community brand, same old contract issues
"...last week to detail the results of the Austin Police Department's recent community policing report, Chief Brian Manley piloted..."

Oct. 5, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Police: Special Pay Benefits Back, Contract Negotiations Coming Soon
Council charts police union's path
"...city manager to resume meet-and-confer negotiations with the Austin Police Association, and also restoring most of the special pay..."

Feb. 23, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Austin Police Association, City Nearing Deal
Wages at issue for union after oversight concessions
"...The city and Austin Police Association got back to bargaining on Oct. 11, after..."

Oct. 20, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Learning the Hard Way That Police and Democratic Socialists Rarely Mix
CLEAT alum Danny Fetonte's resignation from the Austin DSA raises questions for the local chapter
"...and that claims members who call both prisons and police an "existential threat" to socialism and social justice movements...."

Oct. 13, 2017 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
"...with emotional testimony shared by people brutalized by Austin police officers at protests over the weekend, and ended with..."

June 5, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

FY21 Budget Passes Unanimously With Big Cuts to Austin Police Funding
Council members celebrate first step, but acknowledge hard work ahead
"...to immediately cut about $20 million from the Austin Police Department budget, investing all of it into programs meant..."

Aug. 13, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

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
"...to be one candidate for the job of Austin Police Monitor on whom everyone, from police accountability advocates to..."

Nov. 3, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Council Candidates in District 6 and 10 Diverge on Police, Housing, Land Use
Race(s) to the West
"...to reduce the size and scope of the Austin Police Department. As he engages with the community as chair..."

Aug. 21, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Frasier Named New Police Monitor
The former sheriff will start work on Jan. 18
"...press conference announcing the selection of the city's new police monitor was the city's new police monitor, Margo Frasier...."

Dec. 29, 2010 News Post by Jordan Smith

Ten Years Later, Police Misconduct Case Goes Public
Austin's police-review panel hears Lucy Neyens' allegations of "official oppression" against Detective Howard Staha.
"...The Office of the Police Monitor's city-appointed Citizen Review Panel on Monday heard testimony..."

May 23, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

A Closer Look at the Resolutions To Address Structural Police Reform
"...is set to start down the path toward structural police reform with passage of the following four resolutions: Item..."

June 12, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

'Leak' on Recommendation to Fire Officer Prompts Complaint From Police Union
Austin Police Association President Mike Sheffield has filed formal complaints with city alleging someone from Police Monitor's office and/or the Citizen Review Panel leaked panel's disciplinary recommendations regarding shooting death of Daniel Rocha.
"...Austin Police Association President Mike Sheffield has filed two formal complaints..."

Nov. 18, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Brian Manley: “Austin’s Next Police Chief”
APD vet expects appointment Thursday at Council
"...appointment of Brian Manley to chief of the Austin Police Department, an inevitability since Cronk named the 28-year APD..."

June 15, 2018 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

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