Police

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 by Audrey McGlinchy, KUT

The day after Dallas police shootings, APD graduates 37 new officers

It’s been one week since Baton Rouge police officers shot and killed Alton Sterling, a black man selling CDs outside a convenience store. Just a day later, Philando Castile was shot and killed by police outside St. Paul, Minn. Then,…

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 by Jack Craver

Commission wants ongoing scrutiny of police body camera policies

Activists and city leaders who pushed for the Austin Police Department to equip its officers with body cameras continue to voice concerns about the implementation of the program, including whether it will bring the intended transparency and protect the privacy…

Friday, July 1, 2016 by Audrey McGlinchy, KUT

APD response times continue to increase

According to the city of Austin’s latest annual performance review released on June 22, the time it takes Austin police officers to respond to high-priority calls has been steadily increasing over the past five years. During Fiscal Year 2014-2015, the…

Friday, June 10, 2016 by Cate Malek

Council delays purchase of police body cameras

Expressing concern that they were moving too fast, City Council members voted 7-1 to delay the purchase of body cameras for the Austin Police Department for two weeks. At their meeting on June 9, Council members cited concerns with transparency…

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 by Jack Craver

Committee wants more specifics from police on body cameras

Activists and members of the City Council Public Safety Committee made clear Monday that they want greater assurances from the Austin Police Department that the body cameras the department plans to implement will bring about transparency and accountability. In particular,…

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 by Jack Craver

Council to take up APD gender identity proposal

The Public Safety Commission unanimously recommended a resolution Monday that it hopes will prompt the police department to reform its policies on how gender is reported in criminal complaints and other official reports. The resolution directs the city manager to…

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