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Naked City
Police Oversight at the Lege
"...hullabaloo this year over the application of Austin's new police oversight system, it's interesting to note that Rep. Paul..."

Dec. 27, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Final Option
"...Final Option turns out to be a surprisingly pedestrian police melodrama, marred by an overdose of soap-opera melodramatics and..."

May 3, 1996 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Brenda Ramos Demands Action in Son’s Killing
Officer neither charged nor disciplined in police shooting
"...The Austin Police Department has completed its part of the criminal investigation..."

Oct. 16, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Council Recap: A Quick Start, But No Victory Lap, on Reworking Public Safety
Council unites behind prompt reforms, big APD budget cuts
"...steps toward creating a new reality for the Austin Police Department...."

June 12, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

“I Want Peace, but I Want Justice First”
Austinites protested against police brutality. Police responded with brutal force.
"...rage this week, as deep frustrations over the Austin Police Depart­ment’s own racism and use of lethal force dovetailed..."

June 5, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Do You Know This Man?
Suspect in attack – and possibly murder – sought by police
"...Austin Police on Monday released the sketch of a man wanted..."

Jan. 3, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Point Austin: Sharpening Teeth
Remedial dentistry in order for Police Monitor
"...the Citizens Review Panel of the Office of the Police Monitor was devoted primarily to the Daniel Rocha case..."

Nov. 11, 2005 News Column by Michael King

The DARE Debate
Austin Police Kick Drug Prevention Program
" detractors) will long remain ubiquitous in Austin, the police department will eliminate its program starting this school year..."

Aug. 14, 1998 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Beside the Point: What a Mess
Police impasse throws city system into disarray
"...must also smooth over relations with a ticked-off Austin Police Association that just last week saw council members reject..."

Dec. 22, 2017 News Column by Chase Hoffberger

Officer Who Killed Teen Fired
Joseph family's attorney calls the decision a "good first step"
"...Austin Police Officer Geoffrey Freeman has been indefinitely suspended – i.e.,..."

March 25, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

This Is Your City Budget
More police, vanishing grants, rising costs, and ... Jazzercise?
"...of which wouldn't even cover half a month of police overtime?..."

Sept. 2, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

The Coy Report
An assessment of the airport police, park police, and city marshals
"...supervision, management, equipment and overall effectiveness" of the airport police, park police, and city marshals. This week the Chronicle..."

June 30, 2006 News Column by Michael King

Council Gets Surprised by APD's New State Grants
Refund the police?
"...immediately cut a historic $20 million from the Austin Police Department budget and set the groundwork for another $130..."

Aug. 28, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Cadet Training Delayed as APD Continues Reckoning With Charges of Racism
More investigations and audits for the Austin Police
"...Cronk has delayed the start of the next Austin Police Depart­ment cadet class from June to mid-July to allow..."

May 8, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Black and Blue
Corrupt cop drama feels awkwardly dated
"...make an insightful thriller about the challenges of inner-city police work, the odds were never exactly in Black and..."

Oct. 25, 2019 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Ride Along
Ice Cube and Kevin Hart partner up in this rote buddy-cop action comedy that's instantly forgettable.
"...James (Cube) is an undercover detective in the Atlanta Police Department who wears a permanent scowl. His lieutenant (McGill)..."

Jan. 17, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

APD: Officer Kills Man in North Austin
Acevedo says man refused to put down his gun
"...Police are responding to an officer-involved shooting that left one..."

March 1, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Deadly Day for APD
Two shootings within 12 hours; one officer is dead
"...Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo began to cry as he recalled..."

April 6, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

The New APD Execs (or, Art and Debbie, Sitting in a Tree)
Art Acevdeo unveils his executive team; will the ACLU be on board?
"...A press release from the Austin Police Department Public Information Office announces new APD Chief Art..."

Aug. 2, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

No Knock and No Crack
"...The FBI has begun an inquiry into the police shooting death of 88-year-old Kathryn Johnston, who was killed..."

Dec. 1, 2006 News Post by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Ashton Cumberbatch takes the hot seat at a low point in police-community relations
"...local attorney Ashton Cumberbatch as the city's new, second-ever police monitor. "Ashton stood out as a top candidate and..."

Nov. 7, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Dark Blue
"...dull as the blue steel on a standard issue police 9mm. Set during the days leading up to the..."

Feb. 21, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Glass Shield
In this often overlooked film by Charles Burnett (Killer of Sheep, To Sleep With Anger), a black cop in an all-white police station confronts racism from his colleagues and incredulity from his family and community
"...J.J. Johnson (Boatman), who has just graduated from the police academy. It's clear that the cartoon images are his..."

June 23, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

First Shot
"...Hong Kong of the early 1970s. The Hong Kong police force is rife with corruption, working side by side..."

Oct. 14, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Project S (aka Once a Cop)
"...title) is actually Supercop 2, which was, in turn, Police Story 3, the huge Jackie Chan draw from last..."

June 17, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Project A -- Part II
"...them, because I still think that honor goes to Police Story III: Supercop. Nevertheless, Project A -- Part II..."

April 9, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Knight Moves
"...he becomes both the murderer's sole contact and the police's prime suspect. Skerritt seemingly wanders in from his stint..."

Jan. 29, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

City Council District 6: Flannigan Faulted for Progressive Politics
Challengers run to incumbent’s right on homelessness, police spending
" in August that allowing public camping and canceling police cadet classes were both "boneheaded" decisions. Dr. Jennifer Mushtaler,..."

Oct. 9, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

City Council Picks Team to Audit APD Rape Cases
The 18-month project will be led by D.C.-based Police Executive Research Forum
"...unanimously called for a comprehensive audit of the Austin Police Department's handling of sexual assault cases, it approved a..."

Sept. 27, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Faster Than Sound: 10 Days of Gun Violence on Red River
Police step up presence in the Red River Cultural District as merchants’ association pushes for city improvements following three separate shootings in 10 days
"...Despite a citywide decrease in violent crimes this year, police report an uptick in the Downtown area. Sunday, July..."

Aug. 9, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

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