Tag Archives: Austin Police Department

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 by Gene Davis

APD faces tough questions at community forum

During an emotionally charged public forum on police accountability, Austin Police Department Chief Art Acevedo defended the department against accusations that officers unfairly target minorities.The Travis County Democratic Party hosted Tuesday’s forum at the North Door after it passed a…

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 by Kara Nuzback

Police claim no disparities in marijuana arrests

Austin police say African-Americans are not unfairly targeted by police for marijuana offenses, despite community claims to the contrary. The Austin Human Rights Commission met last week to hear a presentation from Assistant Police Chief Brian Manley about statistics related…

Friday, August 29, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Acevedo predicts changes to deportation program

Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo told the Monitor on Thursday that he believes the focus of the federal Secure Communities Program could change by the end of 2014. Speaking after he briefed the Council on a proposed new city booking facility, Acevedo…

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council gets update on Rundberg Project

The work of restoring the Rundberg neighborhood is well underway. A briefing on the Restore Rundberg Project’s progress at City Council’s Tuesday work session prompted at least one Council member to ask: Could it be better?The Restore Rundberg Project is…

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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