City council members, activists discuss action against alleged racism at APD

December 5, 2019

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Council members and activists want action against alleged racism at the Austin Police Department as city council is set to discuss a resolution to address it Thursday evening.

Council Member Natasha Harper-Madison discussed her resolution, Item 66, at an Austin City Hall press conference Thursday morning. She stood with her colleagues Greg Casar and Jimmy Flannigan as well as representatives from Grassroots Leadership, Austin Justice Coalition, Measure Austin, and more.

Harper-Madison is sponsoring the resolution. It calls for a third-party investigation of APD.