What You Need to Know About Austin Police Department’s No Refusal Program

The Austin Police Department has started running a new program to combat drunk driving. The No Refusal Program allows Austin police officers to obtain warrants to perform blood draws if suspected drunk drivers refuse breath tests. During the holiday season of 2015, Austin police arrested 230 suspected drunk drivers during the program period. The Austin police are trying to reduce … Read More

Tensions Rise Between Austin PD and Cop Watch Activists

Tensions are rising between the Austin Police Department and The Peaceful Streets Project, an Austin PD watch-dog organization that works to train community members about their rights during encounters with the police. A member of the Austin’s Peaceful Streets Project was arrested after filming an incident between the Austin police and black man on Sixth Street. Kenneth Holmes was charged … Read More

Rapist in North Austin Still At Large

The Austin Police Department is still searching for a rapist in North Austin that has victimized over 5 women. The earliest report of these sexual assaults was on December 27, 2015 and have not stopped since. Since several of the assaults occurred in the North Austin area, the APD believes that the crimes are being committed by the same person. … Read More

Robbery Suspect Still On the Loose In Travis County

As December nears an end, the Austin Police Department is asking the local communities to identify a robbery suspect still roving the city streets. Two South Austin businesses were robbed in November 2015 by an armed male suspect whose identity is still unknown. The man entered a business at 6303 Manchaca Road (Nov. 9) and a business at 1601 St. … Read More