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Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

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Fall 2019: Looking back, looking forward

The Daily Texan Staff December 9, 2019

Looking Back Homelessness In October, the Austin City Council banned camping on sidewalks and within 15 feet of business doors and the governor sent the Texas Department of Transportation to clear...

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After a semester, UTPD restructure increases community engagement, improves recruitment

Emily Hernandez December 6, 2019

A semester after the UT Police Department restructured their divisions to improve community engagement through policing practices, UTPD Chief David Carter said the changes are working well.  Carter...

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Austin Police Department, Transportation Department increase No Refusal during holidays

Lauren Girgis December 5, 2019

The Austin Police Department announced it will issue search warrants for any drivers who refuse to comply with alcohol detection tests to prevent drunk driving and encourage residents to arrange a ride...

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Wayfinding projects aim to improve safety, ease of navigation

Lauren Girgis November 26, 2019

UT is working toward making campus safer and easier to navigate by adding call boxes and cameras to maps on campus and increasing wayfinding signage. The University requested a security audit from the...

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UTPD increase community outreach through public active shooter prevention classes

Emily Hernandez November 26, 2019

As the semester draws to a close, the UT Police Department is scheduled to host two more requested active shooter response trainings, which are likely to be the final classes on top of the 21 presented...

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Austin hate crimes rise at a lower rate than similar Texas cities

Lauren Girgis November 26, 2019

In 2017, Austin had the most hate crimes in Texas. However, Austin is now behind cities of the same size in terms of hate crimes despite a small increase in such incidents in 2018, according to the FBI...

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UT Police Department reports increase in bike thefts in October

Neha Madhira November 21, 2019

After the UT Police Department noticed a spike in bike thefts this fall, they are recommending students register their bikes to keep them safe.  UTPD spokesperson Noelle Newton said 54 bikes have...

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Former APD chief said racial language for years, anonymous complaint claims

Lauren Girgis November 12, 2019

The City of Austin will investigate an anonymous complaint that a former Austin Police Department assistant chief used racial slurs over the past decade.  The complaint, filed on Oct. 30, said...

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Man arrested for making terroristic threats toward School of Social Work

Emily Hernandez and Lauren Girgis November 8, 2019

The UT Police Department arrested a man Thursday for making terroristic threats against the Steve Hicks School of Social Work, according to a campuswide email UTPD sent Thursday night. The Austin Police...

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Police officer who helped take down UT Tower shooter receives honorary plaque at Travis County judicial building

Jennifer Xia November 1, 2019

Ramiro “Ray” Martinez, a former Austin police officer, was honored for his heroism during the UT Tower shooting at a plaque unveiling rededicating a county building in his name. Elected...

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Office of the city auditor assessing APD community policing through public survey

Lauren Girgis November 1, 2019

Austin’s office of the city auditor is asking citizens to fill out a survey that evaluates the Austin Police Department’s engagement with the community. The city hired Matrix Consulting...

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UT Police Oversight Committee to address homelessness, SB 18

Emily Hernandez November 1, 2019

The UT Police Oversight Committee has not met since February, but University officials are planning for the committee to meet soon and be more “hands-on” in overseeing the UT Police Department...