Tuesday, March 3, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

ANC calls for body cameras for local police

The Austin Neighborhoods Council is calling for the use of body cameras by active-duty police officers. In a resolution approved last week, the ANC proposed the cameras, citing mistrust between neighbors and police; higher rates of incarceration, use of force and…

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 by Tyler Whitson

Austin Police studying body cameras for officers

The Austin Police Department has plans for its officers to eventually wear body cameras, though Police Chief Art Acevedo says the technology isn’t up to speed yet. “We’re confident that within the next 12 months, the industry will rise to…

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Mark Richardson

Report: County jail needs better medical facilities

Travis County’s correctional facilities have an adequate number of beds to handle its jail’s projected population for the next two decades, but current facilities for inmates with medical and mental health needs are acutely inadequate. That was among the key…

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