Tag Archives: Austin Police Department

Thursday, April 24, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Audit finds problems with how APD stores, destroys old evidence

A city audit found that drugs and firearms confiscated by the Austin Police Department are in some cases not adequately protected, with drugs sometimes stored in cardboard boxes outdoors.   In response, APD officials say they are re-evaluating the department’s…

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Morrison wary of adding private institutions to Intelligence Center

A proposal to include a handful of new police organizations as members of the Austin Regional Intelligence Center, called the ARIC, raised a red flag for Council Member Laura Morrison Tuesday.   Morrison didn’t appear to have an objection to…

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 by Mark Richardson

Police Monitor’s report suggests profiling, illegal searches

New data released last week by the Office of the Police Monitor show that, based on statistics, some Austin Police officers may be illegally profiling minorities and performing questionable searches of detained individuals.   Austin Police Monitor Margo Frasier also…

Monday, October 28, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Fleet Services says it needs more staff, bays to service vehicles

The head of the city’s Fleet Services Department told members on the Council Audit and Finance Committee last week that his department has numerous unmet needs, noting that department is short 60-80 repair bays for the city’s vehicles, including nearly…

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