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Texas Officer Uses Deadly Force at T-Stop

September 30, 2013
Austin (Texas) Police Officer Justin Boehm has lost his job for firing at a driver pulling out his wallet at a traffic stop caught on dashcam. The man had exited the vehicle and ignored the officer's commands. Read the full story here.

Texas Man Burns Police Horse with Cigarette

July 24, 2013
An officer said he saw a man, later identified as 23-year-old Tyrone Branch Jr., take a lit cigarette and burn the right side of his police horse.

Texas Cabbie Sues Police After Drunken Attack

June 11, 2013
An Austin, Texas, cab driver has sued the city and five police officers, after a drunk subject attacked him on the ride home.

No Punishment for Texas Chief for Angry Tweets

May 22, 2013
Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo won't face punishment for calling a gun-rights supporter a "lying extremist" during a Twitter war.

DA Seeks Death In Texas Cop's Killing

November 20, 2012
The Travis County District Attorney will seek the death penalty for Brandon Daniel, the suspect arrested in Senior Austin Police Officer Jaime Padron's shooting death in April.

DOJ Taps LISC for Troubled Communities Grant

October 6, 2012
The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded $1 million to the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) to help attack crime hot spots in 15 U.S. cities to improve the quality of life in troubled communities.

Man Accused of Killing Texas Officer Hospitalized

May 24, 2012
A man accused of fatally shooting of former Austin (Texas) Police officer Jaime Padron at a north Austin Walmart last month has been hospitalized.

Video: Texas Cop Fatally Shot at Walmart

April 6, 2012
An Austin (Texas) Police Department officer was fatally shot after responding to a report of an intoxicated man at a Walmart early Friday. Senior Police Officer Jaime Padron was shot in the neck at point-blank range after arriving at the Walmart off I-35 near Parmer Lane.

Austin Chief Briefs Media on LODD

April 6, 2012
Austin (Texas) Police Chief Art Acevedo briefs the media about the fatal shooting of Officer Jamie Padron early Friday at a Walmart. Read the full story here.

Smith & Wesson Provides Firearms To Texas Officers

October 19, 2011
Smith & Wesson will supply firearms from its Military & Police (M&P) series to two Texas law enforcement entities, including the Austin Police Department and the San Antonio Police Officers Association, under new contracts.

Austin to Install Anti-Idling Tech in Patrol Vehicles

May 3, 2011
Austin city officials have approved a 36-month supply contract with Energy Xtreme LLC to purchase, integrate, test, and maintain an anti-idling/alternate power system for 80 police vehicles.

Texas Agency Seeks Purchase of 176 Crown Vics

April 20, 2011
The Austin (Texas) Police Department has requested $4.5 million from its city to purchase 179 Ford Crown Vic cruisers in the final year of production.

Two Texas Men Over the Limit While Riding Horse, Mule

January 13, 2011
Police stopped the men and impounded their mounts, after they began blocking traffic and cajoling customers of Sixth Street bars and nightclubs to pose for photos with them.

Fired Austin Officer Reinstated

October 22, 2010
An arbitrator on Thursday ruled in favor of Senior Officer Leonardo Quintana, and a grand jury declined to indict Quintana over the fatal shooting of Nathaniel Sanders II during a struggle.

University of Texas Student Kills Self In Library

September 28, 2010
Shortly after 8 a.m., Colton Tooley, a 19-year-old sophomore majoring in math at UT, entered the school's Perry-Castaneda Library and allegedly fired four shots with an AK-47 rifle. The suspect, who was wearing black clothing, then headed to the sixth floor, where he shot himself.

Prostitutes and Wife Testify In Former Texas Officer's Trial

August 18, 2010
Scott Laredo also allegedly brought the prostitutes to him home and gave them his wife's clothing and jewelry. He is said to have met the prostitutes as part of his community policing tactics.

Killer of Austin Officer Is Executed For 1978 Slaying

June 16, 2010
David Lee Powell's case involved three trials and multiple appeals, including the U.S. Supreme Court's rejection of the latest appeal on Tuesday. In 1978, Powell shot officer Ralph Ablanedo as he sat in his car on a dark Austin street, after the officer pulled him over.

Austin Police Respond to Crash Site

February 18, 2010
The crash of a small plane into a Northwest Austin building that housed federal offices was likely an intentional act of a person targeting the Internal Revenue Service, Austin's police chief has said.

Austin PD Investigates Partially Videotaped Shooting

May 13, 2009
The Austin police chief has begun an investigation of an officer-involved shooting of an 18-year-old in the Texas capital that was partially captured on a patrol car's video camera, the American-Statesman reports.

Austin (Texas) PD's Crisis Negotiation Team

March 1, 2007

Texas' capital city of Austin was the site of the infamous Texas Tower sniper incident in 1966, widely credited with inspiring the creation of SWAT teams. Today it is home to a nationally recognized police crisis-negotiation team.

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