On January 22, 2018, Bryan Richter, an officer with the Austin Police Department (APD), notorious for the brutal 2015 arrest of local school teacher Breaion King, was fired along with another officer for yet another violent arrest. Read more about Fired cop whose on-camera arrest of Austin teacher went viral had a long history of violence
"Austin police could find out as early as Wednesday if they will have a new contract to work under. A big crowd is expected at City Hall in the afternoon — to call on city council to scrap the entire contract all together.
More than 15 activist groups are asking council to not vote on this deal and rethink it.
'So we want to invest more in the root causes of public safety and that includes things like mental health services, treatment centers, counseling, youth programs, all up and down the chain and right now we feel we are over allocating to the police,' says Chris Harris, campaign coordinator with Grassroots Leadership." Read more about Big crowd expected as Austin city council debates APD contract
WHAT: Demonstration and press conference against Austin Police Brutality
WHO: Victims of police brutality at the hands of APD, their families, and supporters including Grassroots Leadership, Austin Justice Coalition, Black Sovereign Nation, Counter Balance ATX, Austin Justice Coalition, and the Texas Civil Rights Project
WHEN: Regular meeting of city council, Thursday, October 19 at 9:45 a.m. Central
WHERE: Austin City Hall Council Chamber, 301 W 2nd St. Read more about Action against police brutality planned for Thursday Austin City Council meeting