June 16, 2021

2019-2020 Annual Report

The Office of Police Oversight's (OPO) inaugural annual report summarizes the office's work from 2019- 2020.

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The 2019-2020 report aims to document and share the office's activities and achievements over the past two years by focusing on data, research, and community input. The public can learn about how the multiple divisions of the office—complaints, policy and research, and communications—have worked together to provide independent, impartial oversight over the Austin Police Department (APD).

Highlights from the OPO 2019-2020 Report include:

-In 2019, the OPO received 1,353 contacts about interactions with Austin police officers.

-In 2020, the OPO received 2,809 contacts about interactions with Austin police officers.

-In 2019, 200 individual Austin Police Department officers were disciplined.

-In 2020, 159 individual Austin Police Department officers were disciplined.

-Between 2019 and 2020, the number of APD officers disciplined decreased by 21%.

-In 2019 and 2020, the OPO published a report analyzing APD's racial profiling data and a separate report examining APD's officer-involved shooting incidents.

-In 2019, the OPO hosted community office hours in neighborhood libraries and recreational centers across 19 different locations in all 10 City Council districts.

View the report here: open_in_new

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