As Austin homicides rise 19 cops are hit with felony charges, police officers furious: ‘new war on cops’

As Austin homicides rise 19 cops are hit with felony charges, police officers furious: ‘new war on cops’

Violent crime has been on the rise in the Texas capital since the early stages of the COVID pandemic, and accelerated when the Democrat-controlled city council voted unanimously to slash the Austin Police Department’s funding by about $150 million, or about a third of its budget in August 2020.

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