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Police Oversight: Starting From Scratch
Farah Muscadin’s work in progress
"...ongoing effort to revamp the city's system for police oversight. She was talking specifically about comparative systems, and how..."

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
"...public would lose its previously negotiated arm of civilian oversight. Policing is perpetually hot, and very often in the..."

May 26, 2017 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Austin @ Large: Oversight, Out of Mind
As the city and police union move forward, what's being left behind?
"...revised," Futrell says. "We decided to seek enhancements on oversight and on tenure on patrol" – allocating some of..."

March 12, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Landmark Prison Oversight Case Ends
"...face of Texas' prison system through mandated federal judicial oversight. Lawyers who have worked the case on inmates' behalf..."

June 21, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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

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

Brack's Ex-Watchdogs Say Seton Thwarts 'Oversight'
Two departing members of the Brackenridge Hospital Oversight Council say Seton's strategies rob the group of any useful purpose.
"...Two members of the Brackenridge Hospital Oversight Council resigned in frustration last week, and they say..."

March 14, 2003 News Feature by Amy Smith

Third-Party Police Oversight?
You're kidding.
"...before City Council rejected the agreed-to terms, but extract oversight, the component gumming up the proceedings...."

Aug. 24, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Community-Built, Community-Driven Oversight?
Austin's activists have got a plan
"...city from experimenting with any parallel mechanism of community oversight. The coalition of activists who advocated for reforming the..."

Feb. 9, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Labor Negotiations: A Matter of Police Oversight
Police Monitor Deven Desai brings his agenda to bargaining sessions
"...labor groups. At issue were three matters relevant to oversight – as such, the dominant figure on the city's..."

June 16, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Lege Lines: Weak Oversight Rules, School Vouchers Pass Senate, and More...
Lege pushes weak oversight rules, school voucher bill sails through Senate, and more...
"...Ethics? Oversight? LOL!..."

April 24, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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

Egregious Oversight
"...much all other types of music. What an egregious oversight. If you need a writer to cover the blues,..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Postmarks

Panel Emphasizes Need for Prosecutorial Oversight
Michael Morton's case is one of dozens in which misconduct has been alleged
"...IP research director, during a public dialogue on prosecutorial oversight last week at the University of Texas School of..."

April 6, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

TxDOT Oversight
"...special Sunset Commission. TxDOT has reportedly had only “internal” oversight for the tens of billions of state and federal..."

March 23, 2009 Postmarks

Congressional Oversight AWOL
"...letter, e-mail, or fax to their congressperson demanding the oversight that seems to have been absent without leave for..."

Sept. 11, 2007 Postmarks

The 'Chronicle' Is Not an Academic Journal: Rather Than an 'Oversight,' Sometimes Space Limitations Restrict Material
"...I'll just have to chalk it up to subjective oversight...."

March 12, 2004 Postmarks

Texas Dems Want Stronger Immigrant Detention Oversight
More than 5,000 immigrant children in detention centers

July 31, 2018 News Post by Mary Tuma

Executive Oversight: Who's Watching Over City Chiefs?
Public Safety Commission continues probe into harassing behavior

April 6, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

For Fans of Government Oversight
The U.S. government is pushing for investigations into corrupt arms deals. Yes, you read that right.

April 30, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

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?
"...form that some advocates think is worse than no oversight at all. Those advocates -- notably the Sunshine Project..."

March 30, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
The Austin Police Department approves a $40 million pay raise for officers as part of its meet and confer contract negotiations; more contentious, however, is a police oversight provision that activists say was "gutted" in the process.
"...spittin' mad is that the thorny question of police oversight had seemingly been decided. Before the meet-and-confer negotiations came..."

Feb. 16, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Mum's the Word
Blind Oversight
"...The Brackenridge Hospital Oversight Council is many things to many people. From the..."

March 12, 1999 News Feature by Jenny Staff

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

Dec. 27, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Mr. Rose Goes to Washington
Dripping Springs state rep to give Congressional testimony on Pedernales Electric Cooperative
"...be appearing before the mighty U.S. Congressional Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to give testimony on his efforts..."

June 25, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Sunset Staff: Scrap TTC, Overhaul TxDoT
Legislature's Sunset Commission staff make their sweeping recommendations for state transportation agencies
"...single commissioner. They also want a new Transportation Legislative Oversight Committee to be formed and mandated to have an..."

June 3, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Substantive Proposals
Police oversight, left and right
"...they consider to be a red line of police oversight, Muscadin emphasized that the office will continue to operate..."

Feb. 2, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Point Austin: The Monitor Comes Knocking
The police monitor and the chief share an exchange of views
"...it says more about Austin's low standards of police oversight than it does about either what happened in the..."

May 27, 2011 News Column by Michael King

DEA Won't Waive Registration Requirement for NoDak Farmers
The DEA wants to keep the hemp all to themselves. Selfish bastards.
"...essence, that to waive registration would mean waiving DEA oversight – and that ain’t gonna happen. According to the..."

Feb. 12, 2007 News Post by Jordan Smith

Diary of a Mad Black Woman
The fitful story of how one black woman gets her groove back
"...debut as a feature director, bringing little sense of oversight to the proceedings. Elise effectively manages this role that..."

Feb. 25, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Austin @ Large: The Real 'Victim No. 1'
Another summer, another shooting, and a moment of truth for police oversight
"...monitor as an example of the need for citizen oversight of APD. Sophia King's civil and human rights had..."

June 27, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

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