Is there an increase in homeless crime?
An arrest warrant has been issued for Danny Wing for the murder of David Garcia Tovar.
"According to Emergency Communications Standard Operating Procedures for Priority 2 calls, dispatchers should send the two closest available units within five minutes of the call entering the queue. This did not occur and is part of the internal review," police said.
Starting Monday, troopers will patrol two block areas around all state-owned property. Not just downtown but apparently throughout Austin.
In a letter penned to the Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, Governor Abbott has ordered DPS troopers to do extra patrols around state facilities.
Johnathon Aguilar was killed on Friday during a violent attack in a shopping center on South Congress. He was 34 years old.
During the arrest, the suspect broke free and entered Freebirds World Burrito where police report the suspect stabbed two employees before jumping off the roof and injuring himself.
His 200-day sentence included credit for the 73 days he already spent in jail, but the victims in his case never thought he would be back on the streets so soon.
In the post, two officers are shown with attached cardboard signs, apparently confiscated from homeless individuals panhandling for money.
The man who attacked a woman on the Congress Ave Bridge has accepted a plea deal on Wednesday.
The court prides itself on being a problem-solving court with a rehabilitative approach. It seems to be working for many.
The Downtown Austin Community Court is reporting a dramatic decrease in repeated offenses among the homeless community served by their Intensive Case Management program.