After Standoff, Agreement-In-Principle Announced Between Austin And Police Union

City and police union officials in Austin announced an agreement had been reached “in principle” for a four-year labor agreement with the municipality’s police officers.

The agreement will span four years, over which time officers will receive a 14 percent raise — per the city, a total value of $64.7 million. It also expands the role of the Office of Police Oversight (OPO) — the civilian bureau tasked with monitoring complaints against officers for alleged misconduct — to include its participation in investigations alongside the Austin Police Department’s Internal Affairs division.

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