A grand jury indicted Christopher Taylor after the 2020 shooting of Michael Ramos in South Austin. He is believed to be the first Austin officer ever prosecuted for murder after an on-duty killing.
Austin Police Department
Years of activism and a legacy of police violence are fueling demands to reimagine public safety.
Austin isn’t the only Texas city where trust between police and communities of color has frayed this year.
In the era of right-on-crime-backed efforts to curb mass incarceration, police unions have increasingly become a voice in the wilderness.
Austin Police Department officers used their discretion to arrest black defendants at a rate more than double that of either whites or Latinos last year.
Searching for clues to the life and death of William Greer.