Police

Who Can Get Away With Jaywalking?

Nov 11, 2015 By Dan Solomon

After an incident last week saw several young black people on Sixth Street punched by police, the question of who’s allowed to misbehave in Austin’s bar district is especially relevant.

What Is There to Say About This Austin Police Video?

Jun 9, 2015 By Dan Solomon

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? 

What Happened in McKinney

Jun 7, 2015 By Dan Solomon

The viral story of a pool party in McKinney became the latest flashpoint in the ongoing conversation about police and race in America.

Cop-out

Sep 30, 1997 By Pamela Colloff

Why is it so hard for cities like Austin to hire a police chief?