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City audit reveals issues with Austin police’s responses to mental illness

Christine Sanchez, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018

A recent city audit reveals that the City of Austin has the highest rates of shootings targeted at people with mental health issues, according to a report from the Austin-American Statesman. The report shows that people with mental health issues are at a high risk of experiencing violence from police office...

Shooting reported across the street from St. Edward’s University

Sports Editor | News Editor

September 25, 2015

UPDATE 1:57 P.M.: "There is no indication of any shots being fired, at this time," APD representative Amanda Cole said. APD responded to a reported shooting at the 3000 block of South Congress Ave., directly across the street from St. Ed...

UPD officer charged with assault

Online Editor-in-Chief and Print Editor-in-Chief

November 7, 2014

St. Edward’s University police officer Leo Saenz has been charged with assaulting his girlfriend. Saenz grabbed his girlfriend by the neck after they argued, according to the Austin American-Statesman. Saenz, 36, was arrest...

Police unit specializes in tracking and preventing gang activity


April 30, 2013

Bridget Carter, a senior at St. Edward’s University, was recently granted access through a student media pass to ride along in an Austin Police Department (APD) patrol car. Carter reports on the all-night patrol.  It was j...

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