Austin voters could put hundreds more police officers on the streets after last year’s budget cuts

A November vote on whether Austin should hire hundreds of new police officers is shaping up as a test of Austinites’ appetite for police reform.

By Joshua Fechter, The Texas Tribune
Posted 10/18/21

After Austin officials slashed the city’s police spending amid nationwide protests over police brutality last year and drew the ire of Gov. Greg Abbott, Austin’s voters ...

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