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CPRC: Amplifying the Community's
Voice in Police Oversight
November 2, 2020
Austin's History of Police Oversight
Officers from Austin Police Department (APD)
responded to a party in East Austin with racial epithets,
and excessive force this incident was later named the
“Cedar Street Incident”. It led to Black Citizens Task
force, Austin NAACP, civilian oversight of APD.
Austin City Council
approved the Police
Oversight Focus Group
Austin City Council
established Office of the Police
Monitor and the Austin Police
Review Panel, later renamed
the Citizen Review Panel.
2002 to 2017, the Citizen
Review Panel served to provide
civilian oversight of the Austin
City manager suspended
the Citizen Review Panel
due to a lack of contract
with the Austin Police
Austin established the
Community Police Review
(New) Community Police Review Commission CPRC
The CPRC's role is purely advisory. It is
not a government body.
Utilize community feedback to help
advise Austin Police Department
(APD) on what practices they ought to
start, stop, continue, or change.
Make fair, objective, public
recommendations to the Chief of Police.
Assess critical incident police
We envision all Austin communities having
transparent, fair, thorough, and effective public safety
processes and policies.
The Community Police Review Commission listens to and
promotes the community’s voice in policing and public
safety in Austin. We champion conduct, practices, and
policies centered in dignity and equity.
We are a diverse volunteer team dedicated to see
the Austin Police Department reflect the values of
the community. We are committed to impartial
incident review and represent the voices
of numerous communities in the Austin area.
2020-2021 Community Police Review Commission
Jesssica Gonzales -Bricker | Ryan Carlino | Elizabeth Castaneda
Joao Paulo Connolly | Erica Flores | Sukyi McMahon (Vice-chair)
Tania Rosamond | Amani Seay (Chair) | Richard Segovia | Grayson Turner
Members of the CPRC shall not:
publicly comment or make statements related to a
critical incident case.
publicly comment on the specifics of pending
investigations prior to a commission decision.
publicly express agreement or disagreement with the
final disciplinary decision of the Austin Police Chief, other
than as set forth in the written recommendation.
reference an Austin Police Department
officer by name or give away any
conduct public meetings as a hearing or trial.
gather evidence, contact or interview witnesses,
or otherwise independently investigate
subpoena witnesses and there is no
administrative requirement that a Police Officer
appear or present evidence to the CPRC.
For more information read the Meet and Confer Agreement between the City of Austin and the Austin Police Association became effective November 15,
2018. Article 16, Section 4, pages 50–55
What is Police Misconduct?
Violations of APD Employee Conduct
Internal Affairs (IA) will investigate related general order violations, misconduct
or improper job performance. Internal Affairs classifies the complaint
according to APD policy and employee manual.
There are 4 different levels: Class A,B,C, D
Class A complaints include, but are not limited to:
Serious policy violations
Cases Subject to Review by Commission
Regarding Officer conduct, the Commission may review “critical incidents.”
For more information visit the Office of Police Oversight Complaint
What is a Critical Incident?
Any force resulting in death.
Any force that resulted in a substantial risk of
Any intentional firearm discharge at a person,
vehicle, or structure regardless of injury.
Any unintentional firearm discharge resulting in
another person’s injury or death.
In custody deaths.
Any force that resulted in serious bodily injury requiring admittance to
the hospital, beyond emergency room treatment and release.
Use of an impact weapon and improved weapons that strikes the
head of a subject resulting in serious bodily injury or death.
The utilization of the Precision Immobilization Technique when serious
bodily injury or death occurs.
CPRC Incident Review Process
IA investigation the
the subject officer
interview and the
the case information
Once the IA
complete, the OPO
and the CPRC
review process and
The CPRC puts
cases on the public
and will review the
case in a public
session to receive
CPRC will review the
facts of the case in a
private session during
which the CPRC is
briefed by the
Director of the
an IAD representative
Finally, the CPRC
will deliberate and take
possible action in a closed
explain the Commission's
issues(s) or concern(s) and
shall be made public.
Recommendations & Reporting
CPRC can publicly release its recommendations on the following:
Further investigation by the Department is warranted;
Department policies warrant review and/or change;
A non-binding recommendation on discipline, limited to cases involving a “critical
incident” as defined in Article 16;
Changes to the training of Officers;
Changes to any other practice or procedures of the APD; or
Any other recommendations that are based off information that is publicly available
Public Release of Information
Recommendations that shall be subject to public release in
their entirety only after the Police Chief’s final
disciplinary decision as to the subject Officer(s), regardless of
whether discipline is imposed include:
Non-binding recommendations on discipline in
a case involving a critical incident
The body of a final report (but not
exhibits) prepared by an investigator who conducts
an Independent Investigation authorized by the
Chief of Police or City Manager
concerning police conduct, whether or
not recommended by the Commission
A CPRC report setting forth the Director of the
OPO’s/CPRC's conclusions and recommendations after
its review of any Independent investigation.
Recommendations that APD policies warrant review
and/or change shall be released in their entirety upon
delivery to the Chief of Police.
Recommendations that further investigation by
the Department is warranted shall
be released in their entirety only after the Police
Chief’s final disciplinary decision as to the subject
Officer(s), and only if the Police Chief imposes
How to Get Involved
CPRC monthly public meetings are on the 1st Monday of the month.
Our agenda must be submitted at least 5 days prior to our monthly meeting.
We can only deliberate and take action on items listed on the agenda.
Community members will need to use the speaker sign-up card and list the agenda item they wish to address.
Each speaker will be limited to three minutes and to addressing the topic they've signed up for.
The Commission cannot use public meetings as a forum to gather evidence, interview witnesses, or otherwise
independently investigate a complaint.
Any community member who indicates that they have new or additional evidence concerning the case shall be
referred to the Chief of Police or his designee.
If you are a part of a community group or
organization and you want share
your research, idea or collective opinion on
police policies and recommendations
you can reach out via email.
To request information or a presentation
from the CPRC please reach out via email.
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