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13 Police Daughter

Elizabeth Gonzales

October 31, 2016

I am a proud member of the blue family. For 23 years now, my dad has walked out of the house everyday wearing his uniform proudly with only one goal in mind: to protect.My dad, Sgt. Robert Gonzales, has been protecting not on...

SWAT standoff ends near St. Edward’s campus, suspect arrested

Jacob Sanchez & Jacob Rogers

February 17, 2016

A SWAT standoff has ended with the suspect being taken into custody, Austin Police tweeted Wednesday morning.Media: SWAT suspect just taken into custody. Cpl. Polasnky gathering new info, briefing will now be at 10:20 a.m. in Home Depot Pa...

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...

Black students host ‘die-in’ on university seal, spark debate

News Editor

December 7, 2014

“I can’t breathe,” junior Marcellas Ball, standing on the St. Edward’s University seal, yelled at 11:50 a.m.Twenty black students fell to the ground at the “die-in” demonstration, and stayed there until the Main B...

Students cautioned after assault occurs on track this summer

News Editor

September 8, 2014

On July 8, St. Edward’s University students received an email from the SEU Alert team after an assault occurred on track that surrounds the Lewis-Chen Family Field.According to University Police Department Captain Dan Beck, t...

Rash solutions for police brutality cases will not work

Reporter

September 8, 2014

The police shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. has brought about speculation as to how the country should prevent these types of incidents.Officer Darren Wilson was named as the shooter on Aug. 15 and h...

Police unit specializes in tracking and preventing gang activity

Reporter

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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