WATCH LIVE: Hundreds of Austinites to weigh in as City Council prepares initial police reforms

Protests calling for police reform have gripped Austin since late May. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
Protests calling for police reform have gripped Austin since late May. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)

Protests calling for police reform have gripped Austin since late May. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)

Austin City Council is meeting June 11 to discuss its initial commitments to police reform following weeks of protests demanding change.

On the docket are four resolutions that set commitments to reduce the city's police budget and racial disparities in police stops, as well as policies that limit aggressive police tactics. Read more about them here.


Follow along with Austin City Hall Reporter Christopher Neely for Twitter updates and context to the conversation. More than 300 Austinites have signed up to weigh in on these issues ahead of City Council's vote.



By Christopher Neely
Christopher Neely is Community Impact's Austin City Hall reporter. A New Jersey native, Christopher moved to Austin in 2016 following years of community reporting along the Jersey Shore. His bylines have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun, USA Today and several other local outlets along the east coast.


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