APD – Austin Police Department

The Yogurt Shop Murders by Mack White


Austin police closed a portion of the 4000 block of South Congress Avenue for three hours Monday after a man barricaded himself in a room at the Classic Inn. The police SWAT team intervened after the man’s parents became concerned about their son and called authorities. When the man, identified as Jason Isbell, 29, refused to surrender, police forced him from the room with tear gas, then shot bean bags at him when wouldn’t follow instructions. Isbell was taken into custody.

Austin, Texas Mardi Gras Cop Riots – Police Summit PDF: multi_agency_summit.

Police Video: Mardi Gras Austin, TX 2001

The copy of the tape that I recieved from the Austin PD was extremely edited and had no audio. That’s me with the dreadlocks getting man-handled by an officer that weighed nearly twice as much as I did. The camera pans left just as the blow to my left leg knocks me to the ground. I spent the night in jail for “failure to obey a lawful order.” The order? “Get back.” which came from a different officer that isn’t even in the frame. The point is that police brutality happens to all kinds of people, not just minorities and criminals. Our justice system is not set up to work for the victims of such abuse of power. If I had ben assaulted by anyone other than a police officer, I would have had the ability to press charges and that person would have ended up spending some time in jail. In this case, I had no legal recourse other than filing a complaint. Given that the chief of police came out the Monday after the arrests and said the police did everything right, a fair investigation never happened. In my case and in the cases of the many other people injured the same night, our complaints were never taken seriously because it was Mardi Gras and many people (myself included) were intoxicated.

APD SWAT “Tactical Rescue Vehicle”


APD SWAT deployment truck


February 2005: “… Also on the agenda is consideration of a contract to buy another 90 Tasers for the Austin Police Department – in light of recent Taser controversies (here and elsewhere), this item may get more scrutiny than anticipated (see p.22). And several El Concilio members are signed up to raise sand against the pending Transit-Oriented Development Ordinance – Joe Quintero’s registration reads, “The legacy and history of Council Member Raul Alvarez on the Austin City Council will be that of assisting Anglo Liberal Council [to] accelerate the gentrification and displacement of poor Mexican-American Homeowners from their homes in East Austin.” And a very good day to you, too….”

In an image from an Austin Police Department video camera, Cpl. Thomas O’Connor is shown using a Taser stun gun on motorist Eugene Snelling during a traffic stop on MoPac Boulevard (Loop 1) last Thanksgiving. and shown here is of the subject being tased by austin police officer Cpl. Thomas O’Connor on MoPac near Barton Creek Mall. Eugene Snelling is the subject and he is falling to the ground here as he is shocked.

‘I kept on saying, ‘I don’t understand why you’re treating me like this. Are you having a bad day? This is Thanksgiving. I’m sorry if you’re not with your family,’ … And the next minute, I’m being Tased.’ — Eugene snelling, was Tasered by Austin police officer


“Bush Supporter” plasticuffs and blacked out badges incident

AntiWar Activists on the Pavement

Our Glorious Boys in Black Ready to Take On Our Peacenik Protesters

Our overly aggressive with the pepper-spray cop who deliberately sprays the alternative media with whom he had a grudge including Mike Hanson.

Mike Hanson footage of Austin Police in Riot Gear on 6th Street

Part Two (begins 6:30 minutes into video)

Alex Jones on Austin Community TV March 5th, 2003, Mike Hanson footage of Austin Police in Riot Gear on 6th Street.

Part Three

Part Four


On Sunday morning, December 17, 2006, syndicated radio host Jack Blood was Pepper sprayed and arrested by Austin PD. He received multiple injuries to his Face, hands, arms, back, and legs in a 12 hour ordeal in police custody. — Following an after party for “The Arab League” with many fans and supporters of Jack Blood at the Jackalope on Austin Texas’s famous 6th street, Jack was standing at the back alley exit of the club waiting to leave, and talking to fans. Out of nowhere a fight broke out between two Hispanic males and one Caucasian victim who turned out to be an employee of the Jackalope. — The victim was knocked unconscious by the two perpetrators who were continuing to attack the defenseless victim. Without any fear for his own safety, Jack Blood jumped in and fended off the attackers and chased them away while dozens of onlookers witnessed the mêlée. As Jack was standing over the unconscious victim to protect him from any possible further attacks until an ambulance could arrive, an Austin Police officer (APD Harvey 4694) came rushing into the scene and without identifying himself, or asking questions of the gathering mob… Proceeded to pepper spray Mr. Blood directly in the eyes, before violently cuffing him and hauling him off to jail. — No attempt was made to investigate the beating, or to identify the suspects of the assault. The Victim was rushed to Breckenridge Hospital with a broken Nose and multiple injuries. — Jack Blood was transferred from the county jail receiving quarters to Breckenridge Hospital for high blood pressure and hypertension, where he was rigidly handcuffed to a gurney for 4 hours. He was not allowed to use a restroom, and several officers told him he would have to urinate in his cloths, an unacceptable command. Bottled urine samples were later illegally obtained by the authorities against Mr. Blood’s will. “I did not ask to go to the hospital and refused treatment” said Jack Blood. “As I was not given the proper respect by my jailers, I fought back by unleashing a 3 hour Info-Tirade against Officer Harvey, making sure to wake him up every time he closed his eyes to sleep. Fair is fair and I will admit that they had a tiger by the tail trying to hold me,” said Blood. — A bit of humor interjected itself into the story when the doctor treating Mr. Blood admitted several times to both Blood and his jailer that he was a “Big Fan” of Deadline Live with Jack Blood, heard daily on 100.1 FM in Austin Texas. He vouched for Mr. Blood’s character to no avail. — Jack was released Sunday Afternoon with a promise to appear later in the week to face charges of Public Intoxication. “Yes I had a few drinks,” said Blood, “But I was in no way intoxicated, or a threat to the public. Indeed I believe that I was doing the officer’s job by jumping in to save a defenseless victim of what may have been a racially motivated attack. There are multiple witness, including the victim who are prepared to back my story,” Jack went on to say. “I Plan to fight the charges and clear my name.” — If this is the kind of treatment that Americans are to receive when standing up to help a fellow citizen in need, then we do indeed find ourselves in troubled times. — www.jackblood.com is currently awaiting a statement from the APD. — DEADLINE LIVE with Jack Blood airs live 2 – 4PM Central time on the Genesis Communications Network out of Minnesota, and can be heard for free in over 70 countries worldwide at www.gcnlive.com or on AM and FM radio stations across the USA. Stay Tuned for further developments


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Public Austin Forum on Police and Privacy March 30th

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