By Brian Martel On May 8, over a hundred people marched for Alex Gonzales Jr., and other victims of police violence through East Austin. Protesters demanded the conviction of officers Luis Serrato and Gabriel Gutierrez who murdered Alex Jr. The march started at the Huston-Tillotson University and finished at Chicano Park. “No Justice, No Peace,” and “Justice for Alex!” were chanted throughout the march. Onlookers … Continue reading Austin: Community Marches for Alex Gonzales Jr.
By Brian Martel On April 28, Austin Police Department (APD) released body cam footage of the murder of Alex Gonzales Jr. The footage, which doesn’t support APD’s claims that Alex posed a threat, was released after being delayed for nearly two months. Gonzales was murdered by APD on January 5, first shot by off-duty officer Gabriel Gutierrez, and then killed by Luis Serrato after Gutierrez … Continue reading Austin: Footage of Alex Gonzales Jr.’s Murder Disproves Police Narrative
By Brian Martel During the May Uprisings last year, officers at Austin Police Department (APD) headquarters fired rubber-coated bullets at Tyree Talley, a deaf protester, striking him 12 times at close range. Like many other protesters seriously injured in the May Uprisings, Talley is now suing APD. Several bullets were fired at Talley as he was protesting across the street from APD headquarters. One struck … Continue reading Austin: Police Shot ‘Less-Lethal’ Rounds at Deaf Man 12 Times Without Warning In May Uprisings
By Sandra Harris Last week, Austin police chief Brian Manley announced his resignation months after the people of Austin demanded that he leave the department. These demands escalated last summer when Austin made national news during the May Uprisings for the brutal response from police towards protesters. Manley has announced his resignation during a lull in anti-police brutality protests, stating he would officially leave the … Continue reading Austin: Police Chief Manley Resigns, Victory of the People
Photo: Fencing under construction at APD headquarters (Source: Tribune Photographer) By David Martinez On Thursday, January 21, construction began on a permanent iron fence around the perimeter of the Austin Police Department (APD) downtown headquarters. The construction does not appear to have been announced beforehand, and local bourgeois news who contacted APD for comment said they have received no response. One doesn’t need a response … Continue reading Opinion: Austin Police Fear Mass Protest and Erect Iron Fence Months After May Uprisings
By Nélida Tello Tribune of the People received a copy of Alexander Gonzales Jr.’s custodial death report which exposes inconsistencies in the police narrative about Gonzales’s encounter with plainclothes officer Gabriel Gutierrez, who shot at Gonzales on January 5, starting a sequence of police aggression that would lead to Gonzales’s death and the endangerment of his partner and infant son. The report states that Gonzales … Continue reading Austin: Documents Reveal Inconsistencies in Police Narrative on Murder of Alex Gonzales
Por Noah Long Actualización: La Oficina del Fiscal de Distrito de Austin, dio a conocer el nombre del oficial de policía en servicio, responsable de la muerte de Alex, el 14 de enero como Luis Serrato, quien ha estado con el Departamento de Policía de Austin durante dos años. Una investigación de Tribune ha confirmado a Gabriel Andreas Gutiérrez como la identidad del oficial fuera … Continue reading Austin: Gabriel Gutiérrez identificado como oficial de policía fuera de servicio involucrado en el asesinato de Alex Gonzales Jr.
By Mike Talavera On Wednesday evening, family and friends of Alexander Gonzales, the 28-year-old Latino man murdered by the Austin Police Department (APD) the previous day, gathered at the site of the shooting to celebrate his life and honor his memory. The Gonzales family told Tribune that they hold APD and police chief Brian Manley responsible for his murder. The family told Tribune that they … Continue reading Austin: Family, Friends and Activists Speak Out Against Police Murder of Alex Gonzales
By Oliver Powell and Mike Talavera From the end of May to at least July in Austin, the Austin Regional Intelligence Center (ARIC) worked closely with the Austin Police Department to spy on multiple Black cultural events, including the annual celebration of Juneteenth, in addition to its overall monitoring of protests in the wake of the police murder of George Floyd. An internal ARIC bulletin … Continue reading Austin: Records Show Police Surveilled Black Cultural Events After May Uprising
Cover photo by Jay Janner By Mike Talavera Published in a bourgeois news report this week, documents obtained from June show that the city closed on a $42,000 contract with supplier Combined Tactical Systems a day after Austin Police Chief Brian Manley pledged before City Council that his department would never use so-called “less lethal” rounds on protesters again. The order included thousands of rounds … Continue reading Austin: Police Ordered Thousands of ‘Less Lethal’ Rounds Day After Pledging Never to Use Them Again