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TX State Troopers Face Waistline Mandate

Civilian Oversight Asks Austin Police to Rewrite Use-of-Force Policy

The recommendations outlined suggest APD officers should do a better job of de-escalating tense situations, exhaust all other options before using force, give more warning before firing their guns and step in if they see fellow officers using force excessively.

October 14, 2021

Texas City Settles “Pool Party Incident” Lawsuit

Texas City Settles “Pool Party Incident” Lawsuit

The City of McKinney (TX) announced that it has settled a lawsuit filed on behalf of Dajerria Becton, the bikini-clad teenager who was seen on a viral video being taken to the ground by McKinney Police Officer Eric Casebolt.

June 22, 2018

Texas DPS to Start Tracking Troopers' Waistlines

Beginning this month, the Texas Department of Public Safety will begin recording the height, weight and "waist [belly] measurement" of its 4,297 commissioned officers during their routine physical readiness tests to determine if they are obese.

March 9, 2018

Dallas Police Excessive-Force Complaints Drop Dramatically

Dallas Police Excessive-Force Complaints Drop Dramatically

Dallas Police Chief David Brown says his agency's shift toward de-escalation is driving a sharp drop in excessive-force complaints against officers.So far this year, 13 have been filed — on pace to be the lowest number in at least two decades.

November 17, 2015

Video: Texas Agency Implements Innovative Officer Wellness Program

Video: Texas Agency Implements Innovative Officer Wellness Program

Cedar Park (TX) Police Chief Sean Mannix is implementing what he calls the most comprehensive wellness program in the country. He is aiming to improve everything from an officer's mental health to how they manage their finances and he says all of this will make officers better to serve the public.

October 9, 2015

San Antonio PD Wants to Lower Recruit Drug Standards
Video: Officer Shooting Mentally Ill Man Caught on Camera

Texas Cop Fired for Deadly 41-Round Fusillade

Officer Patrick Tuter shot and killed Michael Vincent Allen after a 30-minute high-speed pursuit that began in Garland and ended in a Mesquite cul-de-sac. Officer Tuter, who reloaded twice after opening fire, told investigators he believed Allen was armed.

March 4, 2013

Video: Texas Agency Explains Patrol Car Choice On YouTube
Video: Houston Cop Regrets Punching Suspect
Dallas Pursuit Ends at Airport Runway

Dallas Pursuit Ends at Airport Runway

Driver Michael Laurence Browne, 46, of Dallas is suspected of carjacking a woman in Fort Worth on Wednesday and may be responsible for as many as 10 crimes in the last several weeks.

August 20, 2010

14 Dallas Officers Disciplined For 2009 Pursuit

The investigation revealed that officers, who were pursuing a carjacking suspect during rush-hour traffic, were not in compliance with the agency's pursuit policy that is one of the most strict in the country.

May 27, 2010

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