Austin at a glance
Population by race and Hispanic origin
Cities in this database with the most similarly-sized populations
Full-time law enforcement staff, Austin Police Department
- 1,738 Officers
- 552 Civilian staff
Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents
- 1.74 Austin
- 2.3 National average, cities with 250,000+ population
- 2.2 National average
These figures reflect the Austin Police Department only, and do not include state or other police agencies that may be present in this location.
|Amount||Start and end dates||Recipient and description||Awarding agency||CFDA program||Type|
|AUSTIN, CITY OF AUSTIN, TX DE-ESCALATION TRAINING PROJECT||Department of Justice Offices, Boards and Divisions||16.710 Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Grants||Prime|
|AUSTIN, CITY OF CITY OF AUSTIN AND TRAVIS COUNTY FY21 EDWARD BYRNE MEMORIAL JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT||Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs||16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program||Prime|
|AUSTIN, CITY OF JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT||Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs||16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program||Prime|
|GOVERNOR, TEXAS OFFICE OF THE AUSTIN, CITY OF||Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs||16.609 Project Safe Neighborhoods||Sub|
Recent equipment transfers
|Ship date||Item and National Stock Number (NSN)||Quantity||Acquisition value, each||Acquisition value, total||DEMIL code||DEMIL IC|
|2/8/2022||QLS RETROFIT KIT
|35||35 @ $19.17||$670.95||A||1|
|2||2 @ $20,500.00||$41,000.00||A||0|
|1||1 @ $324.80||$324.80||Q||3|
|10/11/2017||RECON SCOUT XT
|5||5 @ $11,556.33||$57,781.65||Q||3|
We identified 3 publicly reported settlements that resulted in $3,449,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.
Michael Yeager, a California man who was falsely arrested by Austin police officers, filed a lawsuit in December 2019 against the City of Austin. In December 2021, city officials agreed to settle the case for $99,000.
In December 2018, Yeager was visiting his girlfriend in Austin when they were robbed. When police officers arrived, the lawsuit alleges that officer Dusty Jester slammed Yeager to the ground and used a stun gun on him and then falsely arrested him. Yeager sustained several injuries, including a concussion, broken nose, and separated shoulder. He filed a lawsuit for wrongful arrest and excessive force against the city in 2019. Two years later, city officials decided to settle the case for $99,000.
The parents of Jason Roque, a 20-year-old man, filed a lawsuit against the City of Austin and Officer James Harvel after Harvel fatally shot their son. In September 2021, the Austin City Council agreed to pay $2.25 million to the Roque family.
The lawsuit alleged that Harvel fatally shot Roque in September 2017 when responding to a 911 call where Roque was having a mental health crisis. The Austin City Council reached a settlement of $2.25 million with the Roque family after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit affirmed Harvel did not qualify for immunity for the second and third shot he fired at Roque.
|2013 - 2015||
Between 2013 and 2015, Austin paid an average of $1.1 million annually in settlement payouts, including for police misconduct.
According to an analysis of data provided by the Austin City Law Department, between 2013 and 2015, Austin paid an average of $1.1 million annually in settlement payouts, including for police misconduct.