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Feb. 3, 2020

Back UP - #4 Lessons Learned Last Summer-debrief original pdf

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Nominations - Scope of Works: APD Investigation I Dispatch Equity & Optimization Efficiency Study Bourenane, Patricia <Patricia.Bourenane@austintexas.gov> Tue 1/28/2020 2:28 PM To: Scruggs, Ed - BC <bc-Ed.Scruggs@austintexas.gov>; Webber, Rebecca - BC <bc-Rebecca.Webber@austintexas.gov> Cc: Muscadin, Farah <Farah.Muscadin@austintexas.gov>; Jackson, Janet <Janet.Jackson@ausps.org>; DVincent, Erin <Erin.DVincent@austintexas.gov> Good aernoon, I hope this email finds you well. My name is Patricia Bourenane and I’m Assistant City Manager Rey Arellano’s new assistant. I look forward to meeng you. The City Manager’s Office, along with the Office of Police Oversight and the Equity Office is in the process of developing a scope of work responsive to elements outlined Resoluon No. 20191205-066, for the City to hire a contractor to perform a comprehensive, mul-pronged invesgaon and evaluaon of the Ausn Police Department (APD), to the extent of which forms of systemic racism and discriminaon are present in the protocols, pracces, and behaviors of the police officers of the Ausn Police Department (APD). The resoluon directs the team developing the scope for work for the solicitaon to gain input from the Public Safety Commission. Similar to how the Public Safety Commission nominated two PSC members to review and provide input on the scope of work for the sexual assault contract, we are seeking two nominaons for the APD project. In addion, the City Manager’s Office is working to develop a scope of work for the dispatch equity and opmizaon efficiency study. During the FY 2019-2020 budget adopon, the City Council approved $250,000 in one-me funding to hire a contractor to conduct a comprehensive review of the equity and efficiency of Fire and EMS services and review dispatch mes, ISO rangs, staon locaons, and the meline for bringing on new staons. We are also requesng two nominaons from your board for this project to review the dra scope of work. Would you please share these requests with your board members to solicit interest? Please note the board will need to take formal acon to nominate the members willing to serve in these roles. Please let me know if you have quesons. Thank you and greatly appreciate you. Patricia Bourenane Assistant to Assistant City Manager Rey Arellano Austin City Hall – 301 W. 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701 Office (512) 974 6339 patricia.bourenane@austintexas.gov / Re: procurement process for the Comprehensive Evaluation of Sexual Assault Investigations April 12, 2019 Public Safety Commission Commission for Women 301 W. Second St. Austin, Texas 78701 Via …

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Feb. 3, 2020

Back Up - #8 Austn EMS Recent Success presentation original pdf

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Austin EMS Association (AEMSA) Recent Successes and Upcoming Initiatives TOPICS •Medic Assaults •Schedule Updates •Workload Challenges MEDIC ASSAULTS MEDIC ASSAULTS •Assault form •Self Defense •APD Response times ATCEMS & AEMSA to host first ever EMS specific train the trainer self defense course SCHEDULE UPDATES OLD TO NEW SCHEDULE • 6am • 7am • 9am • 11am • 4pm • 6pm • 7pm • 8pm • 9:30am • 10am • 9:30pm • 10pm 21% 10% Satisfied or Very Satisfied Neutral Dissatisfied or Very Dissatisfied 69% WORKLOAD / CALL VOLUME 8:00PM, 1/30/20 32 calls 45 ambulances 2x Alarm Activation 2x Altered Mentation 1x Cardiac Arrest 2x Chest Pain 1x Eye Injury 3x Fall 1x Gunshot Wound 2x Heart Problems 1x Hemorrhage 2x Overdose 1x Psychiatric 1x Respiratory 2x Seizure 3x Sick 2x Syncopal Episode 4x Traffic Injury 1x Unknown 1x Unconscious 3:00AM, 1/31/20 13+ calls Central EMS ASSOCIATION REQUESTS 1. WE NEED MORE AMBULANCES CONVERT DEMAND 1, 3, 4, AND 5 TO 24 HOUR TRUCKS ADD AN AMBULANCE AT MEDIC 1, 5, AND 33 0.55 0.5 0.45 0.4 0.35 0.3 0.25 UHU M11 M02 M15 M28 M20 19-Apr 19-May 2. REFORM SICK TIME POLICY REVERT TO 2 HOUR RULE REVERT TO PREVIOUS OCP SICK POLICY SICK NOTE POLICY 3. RAMP-UP STATION TONES RAMP-UP STATION TONES 4 & 5 REST PROMOTION - No non-urgent pages after 10pm - No change outs after Garage is closed (8pm) or in the rain, unless emergent Austin EMS Association (AEMSA) 310 Comal St, Austin, TX 78701 info@austinemsa.org Mission: The Association is the voice of its members that fights for, protects, and educates its members and the community through advocacy, collaboration with management, and social fellowship. Vision: Through the unified voice of the AEMSA, we empower medics to advocate for a rewarding, safe, and healthy career with strong benefits and fosters the practice of progressive medicine.

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Feb. 3, 2020

Back Up - #9 - January 2020 Analysis of APD Racial Profiling Data original pdf

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1 Table of Contents ● Executive Summary ● Introduction ● Racial Disparity 2018 ● Racial Disparity Trend 2015-2018 ○ All Motor Vehicle Stops ○ Arrests ○ Citations ○ Warnings or Field Observations ○ Searches ● High versus Low Discretion Searches and Race/Ethnicity ● Racial Profiling ● Austin Metro Population vs City of Austin Demographics Analysis ● Austin Commuter Data Analysis ● APD Racial Sector Analysis ○ Concentration of Motor Vehicle Stops Resulting in Arrests and 2018 Warnings and Field Observations across APD Sectors ● Recommendations ● Summary ● Appendix 1 ● Appendix 2 2 Executive Summary The Office of Police Oversight, Office of Innovation, and the Equity Office engaged in data analysis to understand how various ethnic/racial groups in Austin experience Austin Police Department (APD) motor vehicle stops. The report examines APD motor vehicle stop data from 2015-2018 and offers recommendations where disproportionality exists based on race/ethnicity. In summary: ● Data reveals racial disparities in motor vehicle stops in 2018, with Black/African Americans as the most overrepresented of all racial/ethnic groups in Austin. ○ In 2018, Black/African Americans made up 8% of the Austin population, 15% of the motor vehicle stops, and 25% of the arrests. ● Black/African Americans and Hispanic/Latinos are increasingly overrepresented in motor vehicle stops from 2015-2018. White/Caucasians are increasingly underrepresented during the same time period. 1 ● Data from 2018 shows that Black/African Americans are disproportionately overrepresented in cases when their race is known by officers before the stop compared to cases when their race is not known before the stop. ○ APD classifies motor vehicle stops based on whether the race of the person stopped was known to the officer prior to the stop. In 2018, Black/African Americans are overrepresented in both Race Not Known and Race Known categories. In the Race Not Known category, Black/African Americans make up 14% of stops (this is a 6% overrepresentation compared to their share of the Austin population). Black/African Americans are further overrepresented when their race is known before the stop, making up 17% of stops in the Race Known category and indicating a 9% overrepresentation when compared to their share of the population. ● Commuting habits cannot explain the disproportional representation of Black/African Americans in motor vehicle stops. Commuting habits are similar across race. ○ The differences in the commuting habits of racial/ethnic groups in Austin would likely not explain the overrepresentation of Black/African Americans in the …

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Feb. 3, 2020

Back Up - #9-Memo from Chief Manley responding to Joint Rpt of the OPO original pdf

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M E M O R A N D U M Austin Police Department Office of the Chief Spencer Cronk, City Manager Rey Arellano, Assistant City Manager Brian Manley, Chief of Police January 14, 2020 TO: CC: FROM: DATE: SUBJECT: APD’s Response to the Joint Report on Racial Profiling Data The collective voice of the Office of Police Oversight, Office of Innovation, and Equity Office is a welcome addition to the ongoing conversation focused on redressing racial inequities in Austin. Their joint report on the Austin Police Department’s traffic stop data represents another brick in the path toward inclusive diversity and equality for the citizens of this city, and it has given our Department a valuable opportunity to view the inter-agency partnerships and collaboration are essential prerequisites for ameliorating the inequalities that have beset our city since it was established. The Austin Police Department has consistently and unequivocally acknowledged that racial disparities are prevalent throughout many aspects of our city, including police enforcement actions. Accordingly, the Department has readily taken the following steps to address the disparities within our purview over the past five years: issue from an alternative perspective. Strong  Collaborated with the Center for Policing Equity to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the racial disparities manifested in the Department’s enforcement actions. The report was the first to apply the National Justice Database’s independent analytic framework to police data made available through President Obama’s Police Data Initiative: Measuring Fairness in the Austin Police Department  Embraced transparency by publishing enforcement data in the City’s open data portal: All Data & Curated Datasets  Published annual racial profiling and use of force reports: Racial Profiling & Response to Resistance   Instituted implicit bias training for all sworn personnel and new recruits Implemented more robust accountability mechanisms and worked with the Office of the City Auditor to improve the effectiveness of those nascent processes: Body-Worn Camera Audit  Contracted with Dr. Alex Del Carmen, an expert on racial profiling and discrimination, to regularly audit the Department’s racial profiling data to ensure accuracy in collection and reporting  Hired a Development and Training Manager with a doctorate in psychology and expertise in cross-cultural perspectives to develop and execute curriculum review strategies and assess teaching and learning methodology at the Training Academy: Statesman Editorial  Partnered with community stakeholders and justice advocates to enact critical policy changes pertaining to use of force …

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Feb. 3, 2020

Citizen Communication Handout - 2-3-2020 PSC Mtg- Carlos Leon original pdf

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Citizen Communication Handout 2-3-2020 PSC Mtg - Carlos Leon original pdf

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PSC Back Up - #7 AFD 2019 Annual Report original pdf

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AUSTIN FIRE DEPARTMENT 2019 | ANNUAL REPORT 19 2All photos herein are property of the Austin Fire Department. 3 MISSION The Austin Fire Department is committed to creating safe and resilient communities through prevention, preparedness, and effective emergency response. VISION The Austin Fire Department sets the standard among public service agencies, serving the community through innovation and collaboration, while honoring tradition and embracing inclusion, equity, and diversity for all. TABLE OF CONTENTS 07 LETTER FROM THE FIRE CHIEF 08 LETTER FROM THE CITY MANAGER 12 BUDGET 16 PREVENTION & PREPAREDNESS Wildfire Inspections Arson Investigations Smoke Alarm Installs 26 IMPROVEMENTS Refurbished Fire Stations Construction Projects 28 DEPARTMENT DIVISIONS Operations/Emergency Services Support Services Homeland Security, Spec Ops, & Logistics Prevention & Prepardeness Services Administrative Services Fire Chief/Chief of Staff Direct Reports Organizational Chart Call Run Data 5 AUSTIN FIRE DEPARTMENT OUR MISSION GOES BEYOND OUR NAME INTRODUCTION A LETTER FROM THE Austin Fire Chief THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN OUR 2019 ANNUAL REPORT ARE A TESTAMENT TO THE EFFORTS OF THE MORE THAN 1,200 MEN AND WOMEN OF THE AUSTIN FIRE DEPARTMENT. My philosophy for an effective, efficient Fire Department begins with sound organizational principles, and includes a vision, mission, and core values developed by its members which guide its operational and strategic goals, and shape its organizational culture. I’m pleased to tell you that the Austin Fire Department (AFD) has all of those things (and more) in abundance! To be all that’s necessary for the citizens of and visitors to Austin, we re-focused our organizational priorities in 2019 to six key areas: Human Resources; Emergency Response Readiness and Service Delivery; Professional Development; Facilities and Equipment/Technology and Supplies; Customer Service Programs; and Public Information/ Education/Relations. Becoming the best fire department in the country starts with these tenets. But we won’t be successful in one of these areas—much less all six— without you. The accomplishments outlined in our 2019 Annual Report are a testament to the efforts of the more than 1,200 men and women of the Austin Fire Department, both sworn and civilian, working hand-in-hand with the citizens and neighborhoods we serve. I am honored to lead the effort to continue building the established, excellent reputation of the Austin Fire Department. As we reflect on the achievements of last year—and look forward to what lies ahead— we will create the future of AFD together. And we will do that with you, as family. Because …

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Feb. 3, 2020

Recommendation #20200203-008 from PSC Mtg 2-3-2020 original pdf

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PSC Mtg 2-3-2020 - Citizen Communication from Carlos Leon- Pt 3 original pdf

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Feb. 3, 2020

PSC Approved Minutes - February 3, 2020 original pdf

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` PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING MINUTES Monday, February 3, 2020 The Public Safety Commission convened a meeting Monday, February 3, 2020 at City Hall 301 W. 2nd Street in Austin, Texas. Commissioner Rebecca Webber called the Board Meeting to order at 4:00p.m., and announced the resignation of Commissioner Ed Scruggs. Board Members in Attendance: Daniela Nunez Rebeca Bernhardt Preston Tyree Rebecca Webber Chris Harris Board Members Absent: Staff in Attendance: Troy Gay, Chief of Staff, Austin Police Department Brandon Wade, Assistant Chief, Austin Fire Department Jasper Brown, Chief of Staff, Austin Travis County Emergency Medical Services Citizen Communications Kathleen Hausenfluck Selena Alvarenga Meghan Hollis Rebecca Gonzales  Carlos León, Citizen – Free speech access and equal protection rights safeguarded  Paul Robbins, Citizen, Environmental Activist – Toxic building materials used in by constitutional law new homes and apartment 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES - Commissioner Webber asked for discussion/edits of the January 6, 2020 minutes; hearing no comments, the January 2020 minutes were deemed approved. 2. Introduction of APD Assistant Chief Robin Henderson - Chief Manley introduced Robin Henderson as the new assistant chief with APD and shared how pleased he is to have worked with her in different capacities over her 22 years with her latest role being the Executive Lieutenant. In that role, Robin accompanied him on the majority of his meetings with City Manager and with Mayor and Council. She is very informed on the current and important topics affecting APD. 1 Robin shared briefly about her personal life and 22yr career here at APD. She expressed it was a pleasure to serve the Austin Community. 3. Election of Public Safety Commission Chair – Rebecca Webber nominated Meghan Hollis and Commissioner Tyree seconded the motion. Commissioner Webber asked if there were any other nominations from the board and there were none. Vote- Unanimous Against- 0 Absent - 0 Abstain- 0 4. Lessons Learned Last Summer: Debrief of Commissioners’ participation in City process for hiring an outside consultant to audit APD’s sexual assault investigations Webber introduced this item and invited Patricia Bourenane, Executive Assistant to Assistant City Manager Rey Arellano. Patricia elaborated on the two study groups the request to add two representatives from the PSC to join the working groups. Commissioner Webber invited Amanda Lewis from the Commission for Women to speak on her experience serving on a previous working group. Amanda Lewis, shared her expectations on …

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Jan. 6, 2020

Regular Monthly Meeting original pdf

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1 PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION MEETING Monday, January 6, 2020 @ 4:00pm City Hall Boards and Commissions Room 301 W. 2nd Street Austin, Texas 78701 AGENDA CALL TO ORDER (4:00pm) CITIZENS COMMUNICATION (4:05pm-4:20pm) The first five speakers signed up prior to the Call to Order will each be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES (4:20pm-4:25pm) Items for Presentations, Discussion, and Possible Action: 2. Building Materials Safety/Environmental Issue (4:25pm-4:50pm) Sponsored by Commissioners Tyree and Webber Speakers: - Kurt Stogdill, Austin Energy - Paul Robbins, Citizen 3. Update on APD Wellness Program (4:50pm-5:00pm) Sponsored by Commissioner Scruggs and Webber Speakers: - Rick Randall, Wellness Bureau Director, Austin Police Department 4. Update on Gun Violence Task Force (5:00 -5:10pm) Sponsored by Commissioner Scruggs and Webber Speaker: - Commissioner Ed Scruggs 6. Future Agenda Items (5:10pm-5:30pm) The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 2 days (48 hours) before the meeting date. Please call Janet Ja ckson at Austin Police Department, at (512-974-5747), for additional information; TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. For more information on the Public Safety Commission, please contact Austin Police Department Assistant Chief, Troy Gay at 512-974-5030

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Jan. 6, 2020

Video of PSC meeting on January 6, 2020 original link

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#3 APD Wellnes Survey Presentation from Rick Randall original pdf

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Citizen Communication Handout from Carlos León original pdf

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Citizen Communication Handout from Carlos León original pdf

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Citizen Communication Monthly Handout - Julianna Gonzales with SAFE original pdf

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PSC Minutes for January 6, 2020 original pdf

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` Kathleen Hausenfluck Selena Alvarenga Meghan Hollis PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING MINUTES Monday, January 6, 2020 The Public Safety Commission convened a meeting Monday, January 6, 2020 at City Hall 301 W. 2nd Street in Austin, Texas. Commissioner Daniela Nunez called the Board Meeting to order at 4:00p.m. Board Members in Attendance: Daniela Nunez Rebeca Bernhardt Preston Tyree Board Members Absent: Ed Scruggs Rebecca Webber Rebecca Gonzales Chris Harris Staff in Attendance: Todd Smith. Assistant Chief, Austin Police Department Robert Vires, Chief of Staff, Austin Fire Department Jasper Brown, Chief of Staff, Austin Travis County Emergency Services Citizen Communications  Carlos León, Citizen – commented about being signed up to speak on item #6 , Future Agenda Items and not being called by Commissioner Webber at last month’s PSC meeting (December 2, 2019). He reminded the board about Constitutional Law, City Code, State Law and Freedom of Speech  Julianna Gonzales, with SAFE Alliance – provided a monthly report to the board and invited board members to email her with additional requests for data that may not be included in the monthly report. She received a couple of questions from board members Nunez, Hollis and Tyree. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES - Commissioner Nunez called for approval of the minutes; and Mr. Carlos León spoke to the importance of having PSC draft minutes posted 72hrs prior to the meeting on the website for more transparency. He requested the minutes be amended before vote for approval. He pointed out in the December minutes he was misquoted and 1 never said he was banned from riding Capital Metro. What he said at the December 2, 2019 meeting was: “Cap Metro has illegally tried changing my name so they can illegally and wrongfully ban me from speaking at their board meetings at their headquarters”. He demanded the minutes be amended/corrected before voting on the minutes. Commissioner Alvarenga motioned to approve the minutes with amendments to Citizens Communications listed by Carlos León. Commissioner Nunez seconded and the vote was unanimous. 2. Building Materials Safety/Environmental Issue Speakers were Kurt Stogdill, Austin Energy and Paul Robbins, Citizen Commissioner Tyree introduced the item and shared his interest in Green Building and discussing how we could make it better. Kurt spoke to the building codes and how his department looks to go beyond the codes to build better buildings. His department works with Development Services Department on the …

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