Austin police will now release video footage of critical incidents within 10 days

By Kelsey Bradshaw
Austin American-Statesman
Originally published July 23, 2021

Austin police will now release video footage from critical incidents, like shootings that involve officers, within 10 business days of the event, the department announced Friday.

Critical incidents include:

  • Shootings in which an office discharges a gun, including incidents where no one is shot or if no allegation of misconduct is made.
  • A use of force incident that results in death or serious bodily injury
  • All deaths that occur while a person is in the police department’s care

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