Austin Police Monitor http://kut.org en Report: Austin Police Search Blacks 3 Times More Often Than Whites http://kut.org/post/report-austin-police-search-blacks-3-times-more-often-whites <p>The <a href="http://austintexas.gov/department/police-monitor">Austin Police Monitor's Office</a> finds racial disparity continued in police activity during 2012.</p><p>According <a href="https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/842141-austin-office-police-monitor-annual-report-2012.html">to a&nbsp;recent report</a>, almost 1,300 people contacted the independent Monitor’s Office to make a complaint, a decrease of 11 percent from 2011. But concern about racial profiling remains: African-Americans and Hispanics are still more likely to be searched by police, with blacks three times as likely to be searched as whites.</p><p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 18:35:18 +0000 Wells Dunbar & Mark Gwin 9237 at http://kut.org Report: Austin Police Search Blacks 3 Times More Often Than Whites Is Austin's Police Monitor Keeping a Close Enough Eye on the Cops? http://kut.org/post/austins-police-monitor-keeping-close-enough-eye-cops <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F104733709" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Every time an Austin police officer shoots their weapon, it triggers a series of investigations.</p><p>This year there have been three fatal APD shootings. The latest, July 26, when Police Det. Charles Kleinert <a href="http://www.kutnews.org/post/apd-detective-shoots-kills-man">shot Larry Jackson Jr</a>.</p><p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 20:43:02 +0000 Joy Diaz 8473 at http://kut.org Is Austin's Police Monitor Keeping a Close Enough Eye on the Cops? APD Detective Shoots, Kills Man http://kut.org/post/apd-detective-shoots-kills-man <p><strong>Update: </strong>Over the weekend, Austin Police identified the man killed as 32-year-old Larry Eugene Jackson Jr. The Austin Police officer who shot him was Detective Charles Kleinert. Kleinert has been an officer for almost 20 years.</p><p>APD is looking for a witness who might have seen what happened between Jackson and Kleinert.</p><p><strong>Original Story </strong>(July 26, 7:58 p.m.): A man is dead after he was shot by an Austin police detective Friday afternoon near the intersection of 34th&nbsp;Street and Shoal Creek Boulevard. Police describe the man only as African American. Police had not yet established his identity. No officer was injured in the incident. Mon, 29 Jul 2013 13:09:35 +0000 Nathan Bernier, Trey Shaar & Laura Rice 8421 at http://kut.org APD Detective Shoots, Kills Man At Town Hall on Byron Carter Shooting, More Questions Than Answers http://kut.org/post/town-hall-byron-carter-shooting-more-questions-answers <p>A meeting was held last night on the May 2011 police shooting death of Byron Carter, a 20-year old African-American killed by Austin police officer Nathan Wagner.&nbsp;</p><p>Wagner shot Carter four times during the incident. According to police and press accounts, Wagner and another officer approached Carter and his 16-year old African-American companion on suspicion the pair were casing cars parked in an area just east of downtown. Carter and his friend (unnamed in reports due to his age) then entered a car and attempted to leave.</p> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 17:44:18 +0000 Wells Dunbar 3653 at http://kut.org At Town Hall on Byron Carter Shooting, More Questions Than Answers Top Morning Stories July 13, 2011 http://kut.org/post/top-morning-stories-july-13-2011 <p><strong>Police Monitor&#39;s Report Gives APD a Mixed Review</strong></p><p>Austin&rsquo;s police monitor has released an annual&nbsp;report for 2010.&nbsp;The report says complaints filed against APD officers are down.&nbsp;753 complaints were filed last year compared to 913 in 2009.&nbsp;</p><p>The report says data on traffic stops show police don&rsquo;t pull people over based on race and ethnicity, but what happens after the stop is different.&nbsp; African-Americans are almost three times as likely as whites to be searched, while Hispanics are over twice as likely as whites to be searched. Despite the disparity, APD did not find minorities had contraband at a rate significantly higher than whites. Wed, 13 Jul 2011 11:51:16 +0000 Crystal Chavez, KUT News 1938 at http://kut.org Top Morning Stories July 13, 2011 Police Monitor Finalists to Meet Public http://kut.org/post/police-monitor-finalists-meet-public-0 <p>Austinites have two chances to meet the finalists for the role of Police Monitor today. At 3 p.m. and again at 6 p.m., the four contenders for the job will answer questions at the <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&amp;q=Millennium+Youth+Entertainment+Complex.+&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;z=16">Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex.&nbsp;</a></p><p>The Police Monitor's office takes complaints about police from the public, and offers policy recommendations to the Chief of Police on some matters.&nbsp; It does not have the authority to investigate police behavior.</p> Tue, 07 Dec 2010 18:19:25 +0000 Mose Buchele 412 at http://kut.org Police Monitor Finalists to Meet Public Top Morning Stories December 7, 2010 http://kut.org/post/top-morning-stories-december-7-2010 <p><strong>Mental Exam Scheduled for Hasan</strong></p> Tue, 07 Dec 2010 12:06:02 +0000 Crystal Chavez, KUT News 405 at http://kut.org Top Morning Stories December 7, 2010 Top Morning Stories November 12, 2010 http://kut.org/post/top-morning-stories-november-12-2010 <p><strong>Austin Police Monitor Interviews Today</strong></p> Fri, 12 Nov 2010 12:09:15 +0000 Crystal Chavez, KUT News 250 at http://kut.org Top Morning Stories November 12, 2010 Top Morning Stories November 8, 2010 http://kut.org/post/top-morning-stories-november-8-2010 <p><strong><strong>Oscar Brockett Passes Away</strong></strong></p><p>University of Texas at Austin Professor Emeritus and internationally known theater historian Oscar Brockett has passed away.&nbsp; He died Sunday morning after suffering a stroke.&nbsp; In the late 60s he wrote &ldquo;History of the Theatre&rdquo;.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.finearts.utexas.edu/tad/about_us/history/obt_dedication.cfm">The website for UT&#39;s Department of Theatre and Dance&nbsp;</a>says:</p> Mon, 08 Nov 2010 11:08:13 +0000 Crystal Chavez, KUT News 217 at http://kut.org Top Morning Stories November 8, 2010