Texas shootings in context

I’ve been asked to share data on Texas police shootings at the upcoming MEASURE Austin conference and with advocacy organizations in Austin. Here is the report I’m sharing: Shootings by and of Texas law enforcement officers, 2015 – present Two years ago, Texas lawmakers passed a law that made the state one of the most transparent in the country in tracking officer-involved shootings. Each time an […]

State database on officer-involved shootings has gaps

A dozen officer-involved shootings since September 2015 have not been properly reported to the state attorney general, apparently violating a groundbreaking new Texas law aimed at enhancing transparency in the often-high-profile incidents. At least 12 Texas law enforcement agencies failed to report 10 instances of an officer fatally shooting a civilian, according to an analysis of reports filed through Jan. 31. In some of those […]