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UTPD changes emergency communications after 2017 stabbing

Megan Menchaca September 18, 2018

Like many students, public relations junior Elizabeth Boone first heard about the on-campus stabbing on May 1, 2017, through the group messaging app GroupMe — not from the police. “There...

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UTPD Sexual Assault Investigation Specialists focus on supporting assault victims

Meghan Nguyen September 18, 2018

To improve support for sexual assault victims, UTPD’s Sexual Assault Investigation Specialists undergo training to take a more empathetic and understanding approach in helping survivors get through...

UTPD, Title IX offer reporting guides for sexual assault

Meghan Nguyen September 14, 2018

The University of Texas Police Department published a sexual assault reporting guide Monday afternoon outlining procedures to follow and authorities to contact in the case of a sexual assault.  The...

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University of Texas Police clarifies emergency notification protocols following reports of stabbing near campus

Meghan Nguyen and Megan Menchaca September 12, 2018

After facing criticism from students for not sending out a University-wide text alert after reports of a stabbing near campus, UTPD Chief David Carter clarified UTPD’s emergency notification protocols...

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UT Police clarifies why alert text wasn’t sent following reports of stabbing near campus Monday

Meghan Nguyen and Megan Menchaca September 11, 2018

After facing criticism from students for not sending out a University-wide text alert after reports of a stabbing near campus, UTPD Chief David Carter clarified UTPD’s emergency notification...

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UTPD rolls out new reporting guide for sexual assault

Meghan Nguyen September 11, 2018

The University of Texas Police Department published a sexual assault reporting guide Monday afternoon, outlining procedures to follow and authorities to contact in the case of a sexual assault. The Title...

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UT Police responds to stabbing near Duren Dormitory

Meghan Nguyen and Megan Menchaca September 11, 2018

Update (12:04 a.m.): According to a new tweet by UTPD, the suspect was a white male. He has been detained by Austin Police. The black male was involved in the fight but did not have a knife. He was...

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Student reports sexual assault at Jester East

Meghan Nguyen September 8, 2018

A UT student reported a sexual assault that took place around 1 a.m. Saturday morning, according to the University of Texas Police Department. UTPD was called at 4:20 a.m. to Jester East Residence Hall...

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Introducing Curious Campus: You have questions about UT-Austin and the 40 Acres? We have answers.

Megan Menchaca August 28, 2018

What question about UT have you always wanted answered? What issues are the most important to you? What story have you wished the Daily Texan would write about? I’m Megan Menchaca, the Texan’s...

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Updated: All clear after University receives threat to main building

Ellie Breed August 27, 2018

Update (9:02 a.m.): The University sent a safety alert via email to students and staff at 8:50 a.m., 35 minutes after UTPD's original alert on Twitter.  Update (8:48 a.m.): UTPD...

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Family, attorneys respond to guilty verdict in Haruka Weiser case

Megan Menchaca July 20, 2018

Multiple people cried and hugged each other outside of a Travis County courtroom on Friday after a jury found Meechaiel Criner guilty of capital murder in the April 2016 death of dance freshman Haruka...

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Attorneys finish closing arguments in Criner trial, still no verdict

Megan Menchaca July 20, 2018

The jury has still not reached a verdict in the trial of Meechaiel Criner, indicted on capital murder charges in connection to the April 2016 death of dance freshman Haruka Weiser. After nearly five...

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