The city council’s vote to reallocate $150 million away from the APD’s budget took observers by surprise. But for local activists, it was years in the making.
Graduates say the 14-week program illuminates challenges that cops face, but glosses over issues of brutality and racism. Records show the alumni association enlists members as public advocates for APD.
Facing down a potential Democrat-controlled Texas House, the governor has made a hard push to reframe the November election on his terms.
Pressed by Texas Monthly, the department confirmed that Nicholas Gebhart was the officer who fired a beanbag round at the 16-year-old, leaving him with brain damage.
Activists say the city can’t yet claim that “Black Austin Matters,” given its record, and that’s why they painted the street installation.
“Your Butt Is Perfect”: Those Austin Police Department Thank-you Cards Are Even Stranger Than You Thought
An APD tweet went viral after internet sleuths theorized that the cards were a police stunt. We got ahold of documents to find the truth.
Hours after the Austin City Council held an emergency meeting on police use of force, demonstrators gathered near APD headquarters.
Manley was named the lone finalist to lead the city’s police department.
Experts in the earlier case say Austin’s police are working just as hard now that suspect is dead.
Even a 25-minute video confession leaves police with many questions about motive.
Paxton incorrectly whipped up fear on Sean Hannity’s national television show.
With law enforcement racing to track down their first real lead, officials urge continued caution.
Austin police say latest blast was not a package bomb, and was instead caused by an "artillery simulator."…
This and other FedEx-related developments today have given police their best chance yet at a lead on the bomber.
It’s an uncertain time. Here’s what we can be confident in.
Two men were injured in the blast, the fourth explosion in Austin this month—police believe a ”serial bomber” is responsible.
Authorities are still investigating a motive, but they haven’t ruled out a potential hate crime because the two victims were African-American.
The details continue to come out, the story looks bad on the surface.
One of the more tragic cases in Texas in recent memory continues its journey through the legal system.
A mounted police officer grabs the camera of a man filming a tense incident on Sixth Street, and a fellow officer steps in to shoot a stream of pepper spray into the man’s face. But how many videos of police behaving badly can we handle? …
A Grand Jury Indicted A Retired Austin Police Detective For Killing An Unarmed Black Man In The Line Of Duty
The story of Larry Eugene Jackson, Jr., the Austin man who was killed by police after being suspected of attempted fraud, is moving further along in the justice system. …
On Thursday, four officers arrived at the scene near the University of Texas campus to arrest a young woman for jaywalking. A video of the arrest went viral, prompting APD Chief Art Acevedo to defend his officers in a curious manner. …
High-speed chases are dangerous, and now more avoidable. …
Nine years after the brutal murder of four teenage girls in a yogurt shop rocked the city of Austin, the police say they have finally caught the killers. But they have no evidence and no witnesses—only two confessions that the defendants say were coerced. Which is why, when the case…