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[CALL TO ORDER ]

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UH, WE CAN GO AHEAD AND GET STARTED.

IT IS 2:04 PM.

IT IS THE MEETING OF THE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE FOR THE COUNCIL AND COUNCIL MEMBER DIMON, FLANAGAN CHAIR OF THE COMMITTEE, VICE CHAIR, ELSEWHERE, BARBARA CASAR, AND THEY'RE PRETEND DELA GARSA.

AND AS A MEMBER HARPER, MADISON PRESENT, UH, COMMITTEE MEMBERS PRESENT ALSO, I SEE COUNCIL PUBLICATION AND IT COMES TO MEMBER TOBO IS IN THE LIST.

ALTHOUGH I DON'T SEE HER IN VIDEO, UM, I THINK WE'RE READY TO

[ 1. Approve minutes of the August 17, 2020, September 21, 2020 and October 19, 2020 meetings of the Public Safety Committee.]

GO.

OUR FIRST ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS APPROVING THE MINUTES FROM THE AUGUST, SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE MEETINGS.

DO I HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE THAT'S MY PROPER MEDICINE MOVES AS ONE BECAUSE OUR SECOND, ANY DISCUSSION THAT OBJECTION, THOSE MINUTES ARE APPROVED.

LET ME GO AHEAD AND BRING

[2. Briefing and discussion on parking citations issued while individuals are voting. ]

IN JUDGE STATMAN FOR OUR NEXT ITEM.

WE WILL TALK ABOUT PARKING CITATIONS ISSUED WHILE INDIVIDUALS ARE VOTING AND THEY'RE JUMPING MARY JANE AND AS WELL.

HEY GOOD.

HOW ARE YOU THERE? I'M HERE.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? WE CAN HEAR YOU.

CAN'T SEE YOU THOUGH.

OKAY.

WE START VIDEO.

I'M NOT SURE WHAT THEY MEAN, BUT I, EVERYBODY GOOD AFTERNOON.

IT'S GOOD TO SEE EVERYONE.

SO, UM, MUNICIPAL COURT, WE RECEIVED A FEW PARKING CITATIONS THAT WERE GIVEN WHILE PEOPLE WERE EITHER WAITING IN THE LONG LINES TO EARLY VOTE OR THEY PARKED IN AREAS THAT WEREN'T DESIGNATED FOR PARKING BECAUSE ALL OF THE SPOTS AT A POLLING PLACE WERE FULL, WHICH IS VERY EXCITING TO HEAR THAT, UM, WE'VE GOTTEN A HANDFUL OF THESE AND WE EXPECT A FEW MORE, UM, JUST BECAUSE OF THE UNPRECEDENTED AMOUNT OF VOTING, UM, AND THINKING ABOUT IT.

WE DON'T WANT TO CREATE ANY POTENTIAL DISCOURAGEMENT OR BARRIERS TO VOTING, HOWEVER, SMALL THAT MIGHT BE.

SO THE CITY PROSECUTORS HAVE GRACIOUSLY AGREED TO REVIEW ALL OF THESE AND DETERMINE IF INTEREST OF JUSTICE, UH, DISMISSALS ARE APPROPRIATE, BUT THIS IS OUTSIDE THE REGULAR DUTY AND DOWN THE ROAD, THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT FUTURE PROSECUTORS WOULD CHOOSE TO HANDLE IT THE SAME WAY.

SO I WANTED TO BRING THIS TO YOUR ATTENTION.

SO YOU MIGHT DISCUSS THE WAYS OF CREATING FUTURE CONTINUITY.

UM, I HAVE A COUPLE OF POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS TO THROW OUT THERE FOR CONSIDERATION.

ONE IS AN ORDINANCE THAT WOULD ADD ALL OF THE ELECTION DAYS TO THE HOLIDAYS.

WE'RE PARKING, ISN'T ENFORCED.

UM, OF COURSE THIS MIGHT REQUIRE STAKEHOLDER INPUT AND SOME ANALYSIS ON, YOU KNOW, POSSIBLE, UM, COLLATERAL EFFECTS, UM, MAINLY BEING, NOT COLLECTING PARKING FOR THOSE DAYS.

THE MIGHT BE ADDING A CODE SIMILAR TO THE ONE FOR PEOPLE SUMMONED FOR JURY DUTY OR JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS.

AND THAT WOULD DIRECT OUR PARKING HEARINGS, UM, ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TO DISMISS THE CITATIONS, UH, RESULTING FROM VOTING.

AND THIS IS GOING TO NECESSITATE SOME DETERMINATION OF LIKE THE MECHANISMS AND THE CRITERIA, HOW AND WHERE SOMEONE WOULD BE ELIGIBLE.

SO THE CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE IS THE APPROPRIATE ENTITY, UM, TO RESEARCH AND DEVELOP POTENTIAL ORDINANCES.

UM, BUT OF COURSE, MUNICIPAL COURT, WE WILL PROVIDE ANY INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE.

WE CAN BOTH TO YOU AND THE CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, WHICH TIME.

AND THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THIS ISSUE TO THE ATTENTION OF THE COUNCIL AND THE COMMITTEE TODAY.

UM, I WOULD CERTAINLY SUPPORT US PROCEEDING DOWN THAT ROAD.

ANY QUESTIONS? UH, YES.

MEMBERS NEVER PROTECH.

I WAS CURIOUS.

AND I'M ASSUMING IT'S LIKE A COMBINATION, BUT YOU SAID IT WAS BOTH, WAS IT BOTH LIKE YOUR METER FIRING BECAUSE YOU WERE IN LINE LONGER THAN YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO BE, BUT THEN ALSO, UM, I JUST REMEMBER TRYING TO GO TO DITMAR REC CENTER AND THERE WAS NOWHERE TO PARK AND SO WE TURNED AROUND AND LEFT AND, AND THERE WERE CARS LIKE PARKING ON, UM, JUST DUMPING THE CURB AND PARKING.

AND SO I'M ASSUMING IT'S A COMBINATION OF THAT KIND OF A TICKET, WHICH I GUESS WOULD BE AN APD TICKET VERSUS THE METER, THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENTS.

IS THAT WHAT Y'ALL ARE SEEING? WHAT WE GET ARE THE, WHAT WE GOT WERE THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT.

SO PARKING IN A SPACE LIKE A, UM, FIRE LANE OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, THAT WAS NOT DESIGNATED FOR PARKING.

UM, BUT WE ALSO GOT THE ONES WHERE THE METER HAD EXPIRED BECAUSE PEOPLE WERE IN LINE.

OKAY.

SO, BUT THE RECOMMENDATION YOU MADE ABOUT, UM, AN ORDINANCE AND MAYBE BACK FREE PARKING WOULD COVER, BUT IT COVERED JUST THE METER ONES AND NOT

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THE PARKING WHERE YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO PARK ONE, IS THAT RIGHT? SO ONE OF THE OPTIONS IS MAKE ELECTION DAY, LIKE A HOLIDAY WHERE THERE'S NOT A COST FOR PARKING.

THE OTHER WOULD BE TO SET OUT SOME CRITERIA, LIKE IF SOMEBODY WAS PARKING, THERE WAS NOT ANYTHING THAT WAS CONVENIENTLY AVAILABLE AND WHERE ARE THEY CREATING A HAZARD, HOW THEY PARK, IF NOT, UM, THEN THAT WOULD BE SOMETHING THAT WOULD BE DISMISSIBLE.

AND SO THE CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE WOULD HAVE TO KIND OF TALK TO STAKEHOLDERS AND PARKING ENFORCEMENT OFFICER COME UP WITH SOME LANGUAGE AND SPECIFICS ON THE BEST WAY TO DO THAT.

OKAY.

THANKS CHAIR.

I DON'T, IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE IT'S POSTED FOR ACTION, BUT I GUESS YOU COULD JUST, WE COULD JUST SAY, OR SOMEONE CAN DO AN IFC FOR DIRECTING A LOT OF DEPARTMENTS THAT COME UP WITH, UM, THAT ANALYSIS AND A SOLUTION, BUT I OF COURSE WOULD BE SUPPORTIVE.

YEAH.

THANKS VERY MUCH INTERESTING.

AND SOME GOOD ALTERNATIVES.

I KNOW WE HAVE A CONSTITUENT CONTACT OUR OFFICE ON ONE OF THE EARLY ONE OF THE DAYS OF EARLY VOTING EXPLAINING JUST THIS VERY SITUATION.

I THINK IN THAT CONSTITUENTS CASE, UM, HE HAD BEEN IN A METER EXPIRED.

AND SO AT THAT POINT WE CONTACTED, UM, THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT AND THEY, I THINK IT WOULD BE GOOD TO LOOP THEM INTO THIS CONVERSATION BECAUSE THERE WERE SOME WAYS THAT THEY PREFERRED TO HANDLE IT.

AND, UM, AND SO I THINK THAT I SAW THAT THERE'S A MOBILITY MEETING COMING UP.

I DON'T KNOW WHETHER IT'S TOO LATE TO HAVE THAT CONVERSATION AT THAT POINT AS WELL.

BUT, UM, THEY HAD SUGGESTED TO US THAT ON ELECTION DAY THEY WOULD BE NO TICKETING.

AND SO I HOPE THAT THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED, UM, THAT THERE WASN'T TICKETING ON ELECTION DAY, BUT THAT AS I UNDERSTOOD THE CONVERSATION, UM, THAT THERE WOULD BE AN ABILITY TO KIND OF DISMISS SOME OF THOSE TICKETS THAT HAD HAPPENED BECAUSE OF METER EXPIRED AND OTHER THINGS LIKE THAT, IF SOMEBODY'S EARLY VOTING.

SO THANKS FOR WORKING, THANKS FOR WORKING ON HANDLING THOSE CASES SO THAT THOSE AREN'T TICKETED.

UM, BUT THEN IN TERMS OF KIND OF WHAT THE PERMANENT FIX IS, I WOULD SUGGEST WE WORK WITH TRANS, WE LOOP AS YOU SUGGESTED THAT WE LOOP THOSE STAKEHOLDERS IN AND THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT IN PARTICULAR, BECAUSE, UM, IT WAS MY UNDERSTANDING THAT THEY HAD SOME CONCERNS ABOUT KIND OF A WIDESPREAD POLICY FOR THE WEEKS OF EARLY VOTING.

UH, JUST BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, THERE ARE AREAS THAT ARE IMPACTED BY THAT.

THAT MIGHT NOT BE THE ONES IN WHICH PEOPLE ARE, ARE ACTUALLY EARLY VOTING COMMENTS, REMEMBER KITCHEN.

UM, UH, YES, IF THAT'S SOMETHING THAT EVERY ONE WANTS TO DO, THE MOBILITY COMMITTEE COULD TAKE A LOOK AT IT.

IT'S IT'S WE DON'T HAVE, WE CAN'T PUT IT ON THIS THURSDAY.

THURSDAY'S AGENDA WOULD HAVE TO BE A FUTURE ONE, BUT REGARDLESS OF THE MOBILITY COMMITTEE, I DO AGREE.

IT WOULD BE SOMETHING THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL TO TALK WITH ATP ABOUT, RIGHT.

IF YOU THINK A CASTLE MEMBER, I WOULD SUGGEST, UM, THAT, UH, SHOULD THE COUNCIL MEMBERS WANT TO MOVE FORWARD WITH AN IFC, CERTAINLY DIRECTING THE CITY MANAGER TO COME BACK WITH THESE RECOMMENDATIONS.

SO RESEARCH WITHIN QSF PROPERLY TO INCLUDE BOTH AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT, AS WELL AS THE MODEL DEPARTMENT.

DO YOU THINK THAT I'VE SEEN AS NECESSARY? AND THIS IS LITERALLY AN ITEM FROM STAFF COMING FROM JUDGE STATMAN.

I THINK IT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE IF THE CITY MANAGER TO SEE HOW WE MIGHT WANT TO HANDLE IT.

OKAY.

THEN I KNOW A MAYOR PART-TIME YOU AND I HAD BEEN WORKING ON THIS, BRING YOU TO THE AGENDA TODAY.

IF ANYONE ELSE WANTS TO HELP US GO WALK OR A QUICK IFC AT THE NEXT COUNCIL MEETING, I THINK WE CAN KIND OF GET SOMETHING QUICK AND DIRTY AND LET THE STAFF GET THAT COORDINATED ACROSS DEPARTMENTS, CUSTOMER, PROPER MEDICINE.

AS ME THROWING MY HAT IN THE RING, I'D BE HAPPY TO HAVE COAUTHOR.

AND THEN I REALLY WANTED TO TELL A JUDGE STATMAN I APPRECIATE THAT CLARIFICATION THERE AT THE END, AS LONG AS THEY WERE NOT PRESENTING A HAZARD, BECAUSE WHAT WE DON'T WANT AS PEOPLE PARKING IN FIRE LANES AND OTHER AREAS WHERE THEY'RE, YOU KNOW, UM, IMPEDING ON PEOPLE'S ABILITY TO USE SIDEWALKS AND SUCH.

SO I APPRECIATE THAT CLARIFICATION, BUT I'M ABSOLUTELY HAPPY TO SUPPORT EXCELLENT TOUCH TIME.

AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BRINGING THIS TO OUR ATTENTION.

JOINING THE COMMITTEE MEETING TODAY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, EVERYBODY STAY WELL.

OKAY.

[3. Briefing and discussion on data analysis of 2019 Austin Police Department traffic stops prepared by the Office of Police Oversight, Office of Innovation, and Equity Office, and on Office of Performance Management dashboard to track the goal of zero disparities in traffic stops in response to Resolution No. 20200611-050. ]

OKAY.

WE ARE READY TO MOVE ON TO ITEM NUMBER THREE.

I'M GOING TO BRING IN, UH, SOME OF OUR FOLKS WHO ARE GOING TO BE PRESENTING CHIEF MANLEY AS WELL.

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OKAY, MS. ALLAVARA.

SO ARE YOU THERE? I KNOW IT TAKES A SECOND FOR THE CAMERAS TO TURN ON AND EVERYTHING.

YES.

GOOD AFTERNOON, EVERYBODY.

I'M KEVIN LAVARUS AND THE CHIEF PERFORMANCE OFFICER.

UM, THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME TODAY.

I'LL BE KICKING OFF, UM, THE, THE VERY FREE GETTING PART, UM, ITEM THREE.

UM, MY PART IS VERY BRIEF AND THE REMAINING, UH, THAT WILL BE HANDLED BY, UH, SARAH AND BRIAN CAREY.

UM, BECAUSE THE MAIN FOCUS WILL BE ON THE LIST OF THE 2019 REPORT.

THANK YOU FOR CALLING OUT THAT PRESENTATION.

SO IF YOU'RE ABLE TO, I'M NOT SURE IF YOU'RE DEFINING TAKE CONTROL I'M I'M, UH, I'M IN CHARGE, SO, OKAY.

IF YOU WOULDN'T MIND GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO THE REASON I'M HERE TODAY IS TO TALK ABOUT HOW ALL OF THIS RELATES TO STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS, HOLDING TWENTIES, UM, AND AS YOU, AND IF YOU ACTUALLY GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, AS YOU WILL RECALL, UM, BACK IN JUNE, THERE WAS RESOLUTION NUMBER 50, AND THAT INCLUDED, UM, VARIOUS, UH, DIRECT PIECES OF DIRECTION RELATED TO, UH, MEASURES.

UM, MORE SPECIFICALLY ESTABLISHES YOUR RACIAL DISPARITY GOALS WITHIN THE SAFETY OUTCOME.

AND THEN IN PARTICULAR RELATED TO DATE RELATED TO THE MOTOR VEHICLE STOPS, UM, CITATIONS AND ARRESTS RESULTING FROM THOSE STOPS AND THEN USE OF FORCE INCIDENTS.

UM, IT ALSO INCLUDED DIRECTION FOR STAFF TO USE THE JOINT ANALYSIS ON APD RACIAL PROFILING DATA TO SERVE AS THE MEASUREMENT FOR A VERY SPECIFIC MEASURE RELATED TO A MOTOR VEHICLE STOPS WITHIN STRATEGIC 2023, UM, AS WELL AS USE OF FORCE INCIDENTS AND OFFICER INVOLVED DEATHS.

SO WHAT WAS OUR PROCESS TO ADDRESS THAT THOSE PIECES OF THE RESOLUTION SPECIFICALLY? UM, FIRST WE ASSEMBLED LEADERSHIP, UM, AS WELL AS SUPPORTING STAFF FROM OPPOSITE POLICE OVERSIGHT, EQUITY INNOVATION TO HIS DEPARTMENT.

AND, UM, AND THEN MY TEAM AS WELL TO COLLABORATE ON THE DASHBOARD CONTENT AND THE VISUALIZATIONS THAT WE WOULD BE INCLUDING FOR THE SAFETY OUTCOME MEASURES, UM, FOR EACH OF THE MEASURES OR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THEM.

WE TYPICALLY HAD A VERY SPECIFIC TEMPLATE FOR EACH OF THE DEPARTMENTS TO USE, SO THAT THERE'S SOME CONSISTENCY IN THE CONTENT AND THE LAYOUT FOR EACH OF THOSE MEASURES.

SO WE GENERALLY UTILIZE THAT TEMPLATE IN THIS CASE, BUT WE ALSO RECOGNIZE THAT, UM, THIS MEASURE HAD SOME SPECIAL OR UNIQUE ASPECTS TO IT THAT WE NEEDED TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION.

UM, SO WE DID MAKE SOME ADJUSTMENT ADJUSTMENTS TO, TO MEET, MEET THOSE NEEDS.

WE ALSO WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE WERE INCORPORATING, UH, KEY INFORMATION FROM THE RE-IMAGINING PUBLIC SAFETY WEBSITES, UM, VARYING THE VARIOUS COUNCIL RESOLUTIONS AND THE, UH, RACIAL PROFILE REPORTS IN THIS, IN THE MEASURE OF CONTEXT.

SO WHEN YOU GO AND YOU LOOK AT THE ACTUAL MEASURE OF THE DASHBOARD, YOU'RE ABLE TO SEE ALL OF THAT INFORMATION, UM, VARIOUS MEASURE BACKGROUNDS, UM, POINTS, UM, AND THEN YOU'RE ABLE TO REALLY, UM, OF THE, UM, OF EACH OF THE OUTCOMES FOR THE MOTOR VEHICLE STOPS, FOR EXAMPLE, UM, IT RESULTS IN A CITATION OR WARNING OR ARREST, UM, BUT THEN ALSO ACCESS THE RAW DATA AND DIG INTO THAT FURTHER.

UM, SO IN TERMS OF WHAT, UM, REFLECTION TO SEE ON THE TOP OF THE SLIDE IS A SMALL SCREENSHOT OF THE MEASURE THAT EXISTS ON THE DASHBOARD, UM, THAT WENT LIVE TODAY FOR THIS MEASURE.

UM, FOR THE NEXT STEPS, WE WILL BE INCORPORATING THE RESULTS OF THE 2019 JOINT ANALYSIS REPORT, UM, WHICH INVOLVES NOT ONLY CONTENT, BUT ALSO MAKING SURE WE'RE UPDATING THE VARIOUS VISUALIZATIONS BECAUSE 2018 WAS USED AS THAT BASE, UM, BASE DATA FOR THE, FOR THE MEASURE.

UM, WE DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING IN TERMS OF TRENDING ANALYSIS, BUT NOW THAT THE 2019 REPORT IS BEING RELEASED, WE'LL BE ABLE TO INCORPORATE, UM, VISUALIZATIONS THAT DEMONSTRATE THAT TRENDING AS WELL AS ANALYSIS AND CONTENT, UH, AROUND CONTEXT AROUND EACH OF THOSE VISUALIZATIONS ACCORDINGLY.

UM, WE'RE ALSO GOING TO USE OUR EXPERIENCE FROM BUILDING OUT THIS MEASURE, UM, TOGETHER AS A KIND OF A BASELINE OR A FOUNDATION FOR HOW WE CAN MAKE UPDATES AND THEN APPROACH THE DEVELOPMENT OF OTHER RELATED MEASURES.

UH, SO FOR EXAMPLE, PREVIOUSLY,

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UM, THE MEASURES ABOUT USE OF FORCE AND PROPORTION TO NUMBER OF ARRESTS HAVE, WAS ALL DIRTY DEVELOPED AS WELL AS CRIMES AGAINST PERSONS, PROPERTY AND SOCIETY.

UM, SO WE CAN GO BACK AND TAKE ANOTHER LOOK AT THOSE AND SEE WHAT CAN WE DO TO IMPROVE THOSE IN THE SAME SPIRIT AS WHAT WAS SPECIFICALLY DIRECTED FOR THIS MEASURE WITHIN RESOLUTION 50.

UM, WE ALSO NEED TO WORK ON THE SILENT COMPONENT OF MEASURE FC ONE, WHICH IS THE OVERALL REST COMPARED TO RACE.

SO WE STILL HAVE SOME WORK TO DO, BUT WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE IT'D BE TO BRING TO YOU ALL TODAY, UM, WHERE WE HAVE THIS, UH, THIS MEASURE LINE FOR FOLKS TO LOOK AT.

UM, I BELIEVE THAT YOU MAY HAVE BEEN SENT A SERIES OF LINKS.

I'M NOT SURE IF THAT MADE IT TO YOUR MOM'S BEAUTIFUL.

OKAY.

SO IN THE INTEREST OF MAKING, NOT HOPING THAT EVERYTHING LOADS QUICKLY AND CORRECTLY, UM, WE JUST HAVE AN OPEN UP ON THREE SEPARATE TABS.

SO THIS IS THE BASIC, THE HOMEPAGE PERFORMANCE TO AUSTIN, TEXAS.GOV, WHERE YOU ABLE TO SEE ALL OF THE MEASURES RESCUE 23.

AND IF YOU SCROLL DOWN A LITTLE BIT, YOU'LL FIND WHERE YOU'RE ABLE TO CLICK ON THE SAFETY OUTCOME.

IF YOU GO TO THE NEXT TAB, THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU CLICK ON THE SAFETY OUTCOME.

AND, UM, IF YOU SCROLL DOWN TO THE INDICATOR CATEGORY, D ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE, FAIR ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE, YOU'LL SEE IN THE TOP LEFT CORNER, IT LOOKS A LITTLE THAT THE SQUARE THAT HAS INFORMATION INSIGHTS FOR DISPROPORTIONALITY ANALYSIS, YOU'LL NOTICE IT DOES A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT THAN THE OTHERS.

AND THE REASON BEING, BECAUSE THIS PARTICULAR PAGE IS ACTUALLY PULLING TOGETHER QUITE A BIT MORE INFORMATION THAN OUR TYPICAL MEASURES, BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY DIFFERENT BREAKDOWNS FOR EACH OF THE DIFFERENT OUTCOMES OF A MOTOR VEHICLE STOP.

UM, WE WERE NOT ABLE TO DISPLAY IT WITH THAT TARGET THE SAME WAY.

IF YOU WERE TO CLICK ON THAT, YOU WOULD OPEN UP WHAT YOU SEE ON THE FINAL TAB, AND YOU SEE WHERE WE HAVE, UM, ALL THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE RATING, REIMAGINE PUBLIC SAFETY, THE ABILITY TO LINK IN, TO SEE THE RESOLUTION CONTENT, THE JOINT REPORTS.

AND THEN THERE, HERE, YOU SEE MEASURE CARDS THAT TELL YOU HOW MANY MOTOR VEHICLE STOPS RESULTS IN A CITATION OR MORE ON YOUR FIELD OBSERVATION OR AN ARREST.

AND IF YOU CONTINUE TO SCROLL DOWN, YOU'LL SEE WHERE WE HAVE THE ACTUAL, UM, JUST PROPORTIONALITY ANALYSIS WE'RE ABLE TO SEE BY RACE, UM, HOW THAT VARIES COMPARED TO ACTUAL POPULATION.

AND YOU SEE THAT WHEN YOU SPECIFICALLY NOTED THE COUNCIL'S DIRECTION ABOUT THAT, THE GOAL OR THE TARGET FOR EACH OF THOSE, TO THE PROPORTIONALITY AND FOR EACH OF YOU.

AND YOU'RE ABLE TO DIG INTO THE RAW DATA, UH, AND, AND LEARN A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT, UM, EACH OF THE INDIVIDUAL, UM, SITUATIONS THAT MAY HAVE TAKEN PLACE, UM, AND, UH, BUT REALLY HAPPY TO BE ABLE TO PUT THIS OUT HERE TO THE PUBLIC TODAY AND, UM, WELCOME ANY QUESTIONS OR FEEDBACK THAT THE COMMITTEE OR COUNCIL MEMBERS HAVE.

UM, AND SO IF YOU DO HAVE THOSE, I'M HAPPY TO TAKE THOSE NOW OR HAVING TO PASS IT ON OVER TO FARAH AND THREE HAVE TO TAKE ON THE REST OF THE PRESENTATION.

FIRST ONE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT, UH, MAYOR ADLER AND CUSTOMER ALTAR HAVE JOINED THE MEETING.

UH, THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING WITH US.

ANY QUESTIONS FOR TIM SPECIFICALLY ON THE SD 23 SITE AND THE METRICS.

UH, OKAY.

LET'S MOVE ON.

THANK YOU.

THANKS KIM.

FERARRI THERE.

YES, I AM.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

UM, CARRIE IS AT FIRST.

OKAY, GREAT.

JERRY'S FIRST.

SORRY.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

UM, UH, COUNCIL MEMBERS AND MAYOR ADLER.

UH, MY NAME IS CARRIE O'CONNOR.

I'M THE CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICER.

AND I'M GOING TO TALK TO YOU JUST A LITTLE BIT TODAY ABOUT THE METHODOLOGY WITHIN THE RACIAL PROFILING REPORT, IF YOU COULD GO TO THE NEXT SCREEN.

SO THE REPORT FOR THE 2019 RACIAL PROFILING, UH, WE LOOKED AT 2019 MOTOR VEHICLE STOP DATA FROM THE CITY OF AUSTIN, OPEN DATA PORTAL TO CONDUCT AN ANALYSIS ON PROPORTIONALITY.

WE USE THE CITY OF AUSTIN POPULATION DATA FROM THE 2010 CENSUS.

UH, THIS DATA HAS THE LOWEST, UH, MARGIN OF ERROR, WHICH IS WHY WE USED, WE USE THAT PARTICULAR DATA SOURCE.

WE ALSO CONDUCTED A DISPARATE INCOME OUTCOMES ANALYSIS FOR THOSE DECISIONS THAT HAPPEN AFTER A TRAFFIC STOP TO GO TO THE NEXT SCREEN.

WE'LL TALK A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THAT.

SO WHEN WE TALK ABOUT DISPROPORTIONALITY, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE RATIO BETWEEN THE PERCENTAGE OF PERSONS IN A PARTICULAR

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RACIAL OR ETHNIC GROUP AT A PARTICULAR DECISION POINT OR EXPERIENCING AN EVENT, UH, COMPARED TO THE PERCENTAGE OF THAT GROUP IN THE POPULATION.

WHEN WE TALK ABOUT DISPARATE IMPACT, WE'RE DESCRIBING A SITUATION IN WHICH AN OUTCOME OR AN ADVERSE EFFECT FALLS DISPROPORTIONATELY ON A RACIAL OR ETHNIC GROUP COMPARED TO OTHER RACIAL OR ETHNIC GROUPS.

AND WHEN WE'RE ANALYZING DISPARATE IMPACT ON THE DECISION POINTS AFTER A STOP, SUCH AS A CITATION ARREST OR WARNING, UM, WE'RE BORROWING FROM LEGALLY AVAILABLE ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORKS WHERE THE RELEVANT POPULATION BASE FOR THAT ADVERSE DISPARATE IMPACT IS THE SUBSET OF THE POPULATION THAT IS AFFECTED BY THE DECISION.

AND I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT IT'S, IT'S A GREAT CREDIT TO THE CITY OF AUSTIN, UM, THAT WE'RE ABLE TO BORROW THESE LEGALLY AVAILABLE ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORKS THAT ARE NORMALLY RESERVED FOR THE COURTS TO USE THEM INSTEAD AS A PERFORMANCE MEASURE, WHERE WE CAN SET THESE AUDACIOUS GOALS FOR OUR CITY AND MEASURE PROGRESS TOWARDS THEM.

NEXT SCREEN FOR RACIAL DISPROPORTIONALITY IN 2019 BLACK AMERICAN AFRICAN BLACK AFRICAN-AMERICAN DRIVERS WERE THE MOST OVERREPRESENTED GROUP AND MOTOR VEHICLE STOPS MAKING UP APPROXIMATELY 8% OF THE AUSTIN POPULATION.

BUT 14% OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE STOPS 25% OF SEARCHES AND 25% OF THE ARRESTS.

AND WE'RE THE ONLY DEMOGRAPHIC GROUP TO RECEIVE MORE HIGH DISCRETION THAN LOW DISCRETION SEARCHES, HISPANIC, LATINO DRIVERS MADE UP 33% OF MOTOR VEHICLE STOPS.

AND 44% OF MOTOR VEHICLE STOPS THAT RESULTED IN A CITATION, BUT THEY COMPRISE 31% OF AUSTIN'S ADULT POPULATION.

WHITE DRIVERS WERE THE MOST UNDERREPRESENTED IN TOTAL MOTOR VEHICLE STOPS.

ASIAN DRIVERS WERE SLIGHTLY UNDERREPRESENTED IN TOTAL MOTOR VEHICLE STOPS.

NEXT SLIDE.

WHEN WE TALK ABOUT DISPARATE OUTCOMES, ONCE SOMEONE IS PULLED OVER WHITE, CAUCASIAN AND ASIAN DRIVERS RECEIVE A HIGHER PERCENTAGE OF WARNINGS OR FIELD OBSERVATIONS AT 63 AND 64% RESPECTIVELY BLACK, AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISPANIC, LATINO DRIVERS RECEIVE HIGHER PERCENTAGES OF SEARCHES THAT RESULTS IN ARREST AT 10% AND 7% RESPECTIVELY HISPANIC LATINOS RECEIVED THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF CITATIONS AT 44% BLACK AFRICAN-AMERICANS WERE THREE TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE SEARCHED AND APPROXIMATELY THREE TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE ARRESTED THAN WHITE CAUCASIAN DRIVERS.

NEXT SLIDE.

NOW WE TURN IT OVER TO DIRECTOR FARRAH MUSKET AND FOR MORE ON THE DATA ANALYSIS.

THANK YOU, CARRIE.

UM, GOOD AFTERNOON.

MY NAME IS FARAH MUSKETT AND I'M THE DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF POLICE OVERSIGHT.

UM, THANK YOU, CHAIR FLANIGAN AND TWO COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND COUNCIL MEMBERS, MAYOR ADLER, FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT THIS TO YOU TODAY.

I ALSO WANT TO THINK MY COLLEAGUES, CARRIE AND BRIAN OAKS FOR JOINING IN THIS, UM, JOINT REPORT.

UM, IT HAS BEEN AN INTERESTING JOURNEY.

UM, THIS, THIS, UH, THE OPPOSITE POLICE MONITOR IS GENERALLY DONE A RACIAL PROFILING REPORT WHERE THERE HADN'T BEEN ONE SINCE 2015.

AND SO, UM, WE THOUGHT THE LENS THAT OPO AND EQUITY AND INNOVATION COULD PROVIDE IS IMPORTANT IN THIS CONVERSATION, PARTICULARLY AS YOU KNOW, THE SENTIMENT IN THE COMMUNITY AND THE LIVED EXPERIENCE OF THOSE, UM, IN THE COMMUNITY HAVE TALKED LOT ABOUT RACIAL PROFILING.

AND SO WE WANTED TO BE ABLE TO SPEAK TO THAT AND LOOK SPECIFICALLY AT WHAT THE DATA SAYS.

UM, YOU WILL GET A FULL COPY OF THE REPORT THAT WILL BE RELEASED THIS AFTERNOON, BUT GIVEN, YOU KNOW, THE, THE, THE TIME I WANTED TO REALLY JUST GIVE YOU A HIGH LEVEL OVERVIEW OF SOME OF THE KEY POINTS IN, UM, IN, IN, IN OUR ANALYSIS, IN THE, IN THE REPORT.

UH, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO GENERALLY THIS SLIDE TALKS ABOUT, UM, JUST PROPORTIONALITY AND AGAIN, CARRIE DID A FABULOUS JOB WITH EXPLAINING IT WHEN WE LOOK AT, UM, THE NUMBER OF STOPS AND THE, UM, THE, UH, PERCENTAGE OF EACH PARTICULAR RACE ETHNICITY IS, UM, PORTION OF THE POPULATION IN HERE WITH THIS CHART IS TELLING US, IS THAT FOR AFRICAN-AMERICANS THEY EXPERIENCED 6% OVER-REPRESENTATION AS COMPARED TO THEIR PORTION OF THE POPULATION, HISPANIC, LATINO, 2%, OVER-REPRESENTATION ASIAN 3%.

UNDER-REPRESENTATION WHEN WE LOOK AT THEIR, UM, PORTION OF THE POPULATION IN WHITE, CAUCASIAN 6%.

SO WE DO SEE SOME CHANGE FROM 2018 TO 2019, UM, AS IT RELATES TO AFRICAN-AMERICAN AND WHITE DRIVERS.

BUT AGAIN,

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WE STILL SEE THE DISPROPORTIONALITY, PARTICULARLY WITH AFRICAN-AMERICAN AND LATINO DRIVERS.

THE NEXT SLIDE.

NOW THIS IS THIS SLIDE HERE IS EXPLAINING THE EXACT SAME INFORMATION IN THE PREVIOUS SLIDE, BUT HERE WE GIVE YOU THE NUMBERS.

SO WE GIVE YOU THE NUMBERS OF THE, IN TERMS OF LOOKING AT THE STOPS THAT OCCURRED IN 2019, BY THE FOUR MOST POPULOUS, UM, RACE, ETHNICITY GROUPS.

AND THEN WE, WE GIVE YOU THE PERCENTAGE OF THE STOP OF THEIR PARTICULAR STOP, THEIR PORTION OF THE POPULATION.

AND THEN, THEN YOU CAN SEE HOW WE DID THE MATH WITH LOOKING AT OVER AN UNDER-REPRESENTATION.

SO THIS IS JUST ANOTHER WAY OF, UM, DISPLAYING THE PREVIOUS SLIDE IN TERMS OF LOOKING AT THE OVERALL PORTION ACTIVITY OF MOTOR VEHICLES.

NEXT SLIDE.

PLEASE KNOW THIS SLIDE.

UM, WE PUT IN HERE ACTUALLY, AS A RESULT OF OUR PRESENTATION FROM THE JUDICIAL COMMITTEE IN FEBRUARY, UH, MAYOR PERCE HAVE SPECIFICALLY ASKED US, WELL, WHAT ARE THE REASONS FOR THE STOP? AND SO THAT WASN'T INCLUDED IN OUR INITIAL REPORT.

SO WE MADE SURE TO INCLUDE IT IN THIS REPORT.

AND IT WAS A PRETTY COMMON QUESTION THAT WE GOT FROM COMMUNITY AFTER THAT REPORT WAS RELEASED.

SO WHEN WE LOOK AT THE REASON FOR THE STOPS AT 2019 75% OF THEM WERE MOVING TRAFFIC VIOLATION.

SO WHAT THAT MEANS IS SPEEDING FAILURE TO STAY IN LANES, FAILURE TO SIGNAL.

AND THAT WAS THE PRIMARY REASON FOR, UM, FOR, UH, VEHICLE STOPS IN 2019.

UM, AND THEN WE LOOKED AT, UM, OBVIOUSLY YOU SEE 0.2% FOR PRE-EXISTING KNOWLEDGE, UM, THAT GENERALLY SPEAKING, UH, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, HERE.

WHAT WE DID IS WE LOOKED AT THE STOPS THAT RESULTED IN ARREST AND OF THOSE STOPS THAT RESULTED IN ARREST.

WHAT WAS THE REASON FOR THE STOP? OKAY.

SO I'LL JUST SAY THAT ONE MORE TIME.

WE LOOKED AT, UM, THE ARREST THAT OCCURRED FROM A STOP, AND WE WANTED TO KNOW OF THOSE ARRESTS, WHAT WAS THE REASON FOR THE INITIAL STOP? AND WHEN WE LOOKED AT THAT FOR 2019, 68% OF THEM WERE, UH, MOVING TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS, 28% OTHER VIOLATIONS OF OTHER LAW, UM, OF A VIOLATION OF LAW, I'VE BEEN TRAFFIC AND THEN 3% PRE-EXISTING KNOWLEDGE, KNOWLEDGE, FOR EXAMPLE, A WAR.

NEXT SLIDE, WE NOTICED, UM, AN INCREASE IN THE DISPROPORTIONALITY, PARTICULARLY AS IT RELATES TO SEARCHES.

UM, WE SAW THAT THERE WAS AN INCREASE IN DISPROPORTIONALITY OF SEARCHES AS IT RELATES TO, UM, AFRICAN-AMERICANS GOING FROM 17 TO 18% FROM 2018 TO 2019.

THE NUMBERS STAYED THE SAME FOR HISPANIC AND LATINO AND THE SAME FOR ASIAN.

AND IT'S SLIGHTLY INCREASED, UM, FOR WHITE, CAUCASIAN FROM 2018 TO 2019.

AND I'LL GO A LITTLE BIT FURTHER INTO SEARCHES, UM, IN THE NEXT SLIDE, UM, SHARING, YOU MAY NOT REMEMBER, BUT I, I REMEMBER BECAUSE THIS STUCK OUT TO YOU MOST WHEN WE PRESENTED THIS TO YOU, UM, IN THE JUDICIAL COMMITTEE IN FEBRUARY, WE LOOK AT HIGH AND LOW DISCRETION SEARCHES.

AND LET ME JUST QUICKLY EXPLAIN THE DIFFERENCE.

HIGHER DISCRETION SEARCHES ARE JUST FRESHEN OR SEARCHES THAT ARE PRETTY MUCH KIND OF UP TO THE OFFICER IN TERMS OF, UM, IF THERE'S PROBABLE CAUSE CONSENT, OR FOR EXAMPLE, FOR SAFETY, LOW DISCRETION SEARCHES ARE THE TYPE OF SEARCHES THAT BECAUSE OF STATE LAW, BECAUSE, UM, THEY ARE REQUIRED TO DO A SEARCH.

SO FOR EXAMPLE, SUBSEQUENT TO AN ARREST THAT IS A LOW DISCRETION SEARCH OFFICERS ARE ABLE TO SEARCH THE PERSON, UM, VEHICLE SUBSEQUENT TO AN ARREST.

SO WHEN WE LOOK AT THIS PARTICULAR CHART AGAIN, UM, IT SHOWS THAT AFRICAN-AMERICANS ARE MORE LIKELY TO EXPERIENCE HIGH DISCRETION SEARCHES THAN LOW DISCRETION SEARCHES.

AND IT'S THE ONLY RACE, ETHNICITY, ETHNICITY GROUP THAT HAS THAT HIGHER, HIGHER PERCENTAGE OF HIGH DISCRETION SEARCHES.

UM, AND THIS NUMBER WHEN WE LOOKED AT COMPARED TO 2018, THIS NUMBER INCREASED BY 7.7%.

UM, AND SO THAT WE DO KNOW THAT THIS IS AN AREA THAT WE NEED TO LOOK INTO FURTHER AND ASSIST THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IN REALLY, UM, ADDRESSING THIS, UM, THIS CONCERN, UM, BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY WE'RE SEEING THAT AFRICAN AMERICANS EXPERIENCE MUCH MORE, UM, HIGH DISCRETION SEARCHES THAN ANY OF THE OTHER RACE OR ETHNICITY, UM, GROUPS THAT WE LOOKED AT NEXT SLIDE NOW IS AN ADDITIONAL, UM, UM, ANALYSIS THAT WE ADDED TO THE REPORT.

SO WE LOOKED AT OUTCOMES BY EACH RACE AND ETHNICITY, UM, IN TERMS OF, UM, WHAT HAPPENED SUBSEQUENT TO THEIR STUFF.

AND SO WHEN WE LOOK AT THE ASIAN POPULATION, AGAIN, IN THE CONTEXT OF 2019,

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34% OF THE TIME, THEY RECEIVED CITATIONS, 64% OF THE TIME THEY RECEIVED THE WARNINGS AND FIELD OBSERVATIONS, AND 2% ARREST.

WHEN WE LOOK AT THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN POPULATION, 55% RECEIVED WARNINGS AND FIELD OBSERVATIONS, 35% RECEIVED CITATIONS, AND 10% RECEIVED ARREST, PLEASE.

WHEN WE LOOK AT HISPANIC AND LATINO POPULATION, 48% RECEIVED WARNINGS AND FIELD OBSERVATIONS, 44% CITATIONS AND 7% ARRESTS.

AND THEN WHEN WE LOOK AT THE WHITE CAUCASIAN POPULATION, 63% RECEIVED WARNINGS AND FIELD OBSERVATIONS, 33% CITATIONS AND 4% ARREST.

AND SO WHEN WE LOOKED AT THE FOREMOST POPULACE RACE, ETHNICITY GROUPS, UM, THIS IS WHERE THE DATA SHOWED THAT AFRICAN-AMERICANS ARE THREE MORE, THREE TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE SEARCHED AND APPROXIMATELY THREE TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE ARRESTED THAN THEIR WHITE COUNTERPARTS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

WE DID A GEOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS AND WE'RE LOOKING AT PRIMARILY WARNINGS AND FIELD OBSERVATIONS AND ALSO ARRESTS.

AND AS YOU KNOW, THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS DIVIDED THE CITY INTO SECTORS.

AND SO ON THIS, WITH THIS ILLUSTRATES, IS THAT IN THE ADAM AND BAKER SECTOR, THERE ARE HIGHER CONCENTRATION OF WARNINGS AND FIELD OBSERVATIONS.

AND THEN IN THE EDWARD, IN CHARLIE'S SECTOR, THERE WERE A HIGHER CONCENTRATION OF ARRESTS.

I DO WANT TO NOTE THAT WE'RE UNABLE TO, TO TRACK CITATIONS.

UM, THE DEPARTMENT DOESN'T HAVE THE GEO-MAPPING AND THEIR DOCUMENTATION TO DO THAT.

UM, UM, IT IS SOMETHING THAT WE PUT IN OUR RECOMMENDATIONS, CAUSE IT WOULD BE HELPFUL TO SEE, UM, GEOGRAPHICALLY, HOW CITATIONS ARE MAPPED OUT.

UM, THAT IS THE LAST SLIDE BEFORE I TURN IT OUT TO BRIAN, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT, UM, UM, I THINK IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT THAT WE LOOK AT, UM, RACIAL PROFILING AND THE DISPROPORTIONALITY.

AND I KNOW THAT I CAN SPEAK FOR CARRIE AND BRIAN, THAT WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD AND WANT TO BE PARTNERS WITH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO ADDRESS IT BECAUSE FUNDAMENTALLY OUR GOAL IS NOT ONLY TO REACH ZERO DISPARITY, BUT ALSO TO HAVE EQUITY IN POLICING.

UM, AND BRIAN, I'LL TURN IT OVER TO BRIAN TO TALK ABOUT THE RECOMMENDS.

THANK YOU.

GOOD AFTERNOON, EVERYONE.

UM, I'LL BRIEFLY GO OVER SOME OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS THAT WE HAVE IN THE FULL REPORT THAT YOU'LL BE RECEIVING TODAY.

AND PRIOR TO THE PANDEMIC, WE ACTUALLY HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO HOST A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION, UH, WITH COMMUNITY MEMBERS AROUND THE 2018 RACIAL PROFILING, UH, REPORT AND THE RESULT.

AND WE USE A LOT OF THAT FEEDBACK THAT WE GOT FROM THAT COMMUNITY CONVERSATION INTO THE RECOMMENDATIONS WE HAVE FOR THIS YEAR.

AND AS YOU READ THE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THIS YEAR, YOU'LL ALSO SEE THAT SOME OF THEM CARRY OVER FROM LAST YEAR.

SO IF WE CAN GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, I'LL REVIEW THOSE RECOMMENDATIONS WITH YOU AT A HIGH LEVEL.

UH, I WILL SAY THAT OUR, OUR FIRST AND MOST IMPORTANT RECOMMENDATIONS THAT THAT'S IN THIS REPORT CENTERS AROUND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT, UH, AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE I FUNDAMENTALLY BELIEVE THAT WE CAN NOT, UH, BE A PART OF HELPING YOU FIX A PROBLEM.

IF WE CAN'T GET YOU TO ADMIT THAT THERE IS A PROBLEM AND I WILL BE OPEN AND HONEST TO TELL YOU THAT, UM, A LOT OF THE FEEDBACK THAT WE RECEIVED FROM THE COMMUNITY CONVERSATION FROM COMMUNITY MEMBERS, UH, WAS A DEFENSIVENESS, UH, WITH OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT IN TERMS OF REALLY RECEIVING, UH, THE RACIAL PROFILING DATA AND, AND THE REPORT.

AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT THEY TALKED ABOUT, UM, WAS THAT AS A CITY, HOW DO WE SORT OF UNEQUIVOCALLY REALLY SORT OF STEP IN AND, UH, THE DATA THAT'S IN THE REPORT SO THAT WE CAN REALLY MOVE FORWARD WITH BEING ABLE TO BRING FORTH SOLUTION TO HOW WE ELIMINATE THIS DISPARITY.

IT CAN'T BRING IT TO ZERO, ANOTHER IMPORTANT AREA, THE RECOMMENDATION CENTERS AROUND THE NEED FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT.

AND, YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE PRINCIPLES THAT, UH, WE ARE REALLY TRYING TO INTRODUCE ACROSS ALL OF OUR DEPARTMENTS IS THAT AS WE DO THAT ENGAGEMENT, HOW DO WE REALLY CENTER THE PEOPLE THAT ARE MOST, UH, HARMED ARE MOST ON THE END OF THE NEGATIVE IMPACT? AND IN THIS, IN THIS CASE, HOW DO WE REALLY SORT OF ENGAGE, UH, AFRICAN-AMERICANS AND LATINO COMMUNITY MEMBERS AROUND HOW WE ACTUALLY NEED FOR, TO REALLY BRING FORTH SOLUTIONS, UH, TO HOW WE ELIMINATE THESE DISPARITIES AND TRAFFIC STOPS AND, UH, AND ARREST AND SEARCHES THAT WE SEE IF YOU GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, WE ALSO FEEL THAT, UH, IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT YEAH.

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FOR US TO, TO FOCUS ON, UH, ESTABLISHING AND THE BISMARK STORE IMPORTANT, BECAUSE IT REALLY BEGINS TO BUILD US A ROAD MAP OF HOW WE HAVE TO GET TO ZERO.

AND IN THOSE BENCHMARKS, I WOULD ASK, WHAT ARE OUR INTERVENTION? WHAT ARE THE PLANS THAT WE'RE PUTTING IN PLACE? HOW DO WE FILL THESE INTERVENTIONS ARE DIFFERENT PILOTS THAT WE MAY TRY WILL ACTUALLY SORT OF HELP US REDUCE THIS, BUT THE DISPARITY TO GET US TO ZERO.

SO ULTIMATELY BEING ABLE TO ESTABLISH A BENCHMARK AND A PATHWAY SO THAT WE CAN ACTUALLY GET, UH, TO MEET THE GOALS THAT THE COUNCIL SET, UH, FOR US IN THE RESOLUTION 50, AND THE COMMITMENT IS REALLY IMPORTANT.

UM, YOU KNOW, A LOT OF THE COMMITTEE, UH, COMMUNITY MEMBERS IN THE COMMUNITY CONVERSATION, WE HAD MADE COMMENTS AROUND WANTING TO SEE SOMETHING IN WRITING FROM OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT IN TERMS OF THEIR COMMITMENT TO REALLY GET TO THIS GOAL OF ZERO.

AND THEN THE LAST RECOMMENDATION THAT WE EXPLORE IN THE REPORT IS THE NEED FOR US TO RELEASE GET UPSTREAM.

AND, UH, IS THERE AN OPPORTUNITY WITHIN OUR OFFICER TRAINING, UH, TO INTERVENE EARLY ON AND TO REALLY SORT OF ACKNOWLEDGE AND ADDRESS THE ROLE OF OFFICER DISCRETION IN RACIAL DISPARITIES? AND IS THAT AN ACCURATE PART OF OUR TRAINING ACADEMY WHEN WE'RE STARTING EARLY ON IN TERMS OF HOW WE ADDRESS THAT ISSUE? I THINK THAT AS YOU LOOK AT THE DATA TODAY, UM, THE HIGH DISCRETIONARY SEARCHES AND THE DISPARITY FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN MOTORISTS IN THAT AREA IS REALLY ILLUSTRATED OF, UH, OF, OF WHAT HAPPENS AT THOSE DISCRETION POINTS FOR OUR OFFICERS AND DRIVERS IN THE CITY, I THINK COULD A GOOD ILLUSTRATION OF THAT.

AND SO THAT'S A HIGH LEVEL OVERVIEW OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS THAT ARE IN THE REPORT.

UH, WE DEFINITELY WOULD WELCOME MORE OPPORTUNITY TO PROBABLY COME BACK AND TALK AT LENGTH ABOUT THOSE RECOMMENDATIONS AS YOU HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW THAT REPORT.

AND THEN I THINK NOW WE'LL OPEN IT UP FOR ANY QUESTIONS.

WE HAVE QUESTIONS FOR BRIAN OR FOR MADISON.

I ONLY HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS.

I'M MORE STATEMENTS OF, OF GRATITUDE FOR FARRAH AND FOR CARRIE AND FOR BRIAN FOR THE HARD WORK THAT I KNOW YOU'RE POURED INTO THIS, PRODUCING THIS DATA AND PRODUCING THESE RECOMMENDATIONS.

I REALLY JUST WANTED TO SAY, I THOROUGHLY APPRECIATE THE HARD WORK.

THIS WAS TOTALLY NECESSARY.

YOU GUYS MAY OR MAY NOT NOTICE THIS, BUT THIS IS ALMOST TO THE DAY, THE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF WHEN WE BROUGHT FORWARD THE RESOLUTION THAT SORT OF STARTED THIS BALL ROLLING.

UM, AND SO, AND THEN, YOU KNOW, JUST A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO, THE, JUST OVER A MILLION DOLLARS THAT WE ASKED FOR, FOR AUDITING THE ACADEMY WAS APPROVED AS WELL.

AND THAT PROCESS IS STARTING TO, SO IT JUST FEELS LIKE EVERYTHING IS LINING UP JUST SO, AND I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT.

IT FEELS COMPREHENSIVE.

AND SO THE ONE QUESTION I WOULD HAVE HAD WAS HOW DO WE, LIKE ONE OF THE LAST BENCHMARKS IF HAD TRAINING AND INTERVENTION.

AND SO I'VE KIND OF HAD A, HOW DO WE QUESTION, BUT THEN IT OCCURRED TO ME IF WE ARE SPECIFICALLY ADDRESSING THE AUDIT AROUND TRAINING.

I WONDER IF THAT INFORMATION COULD, YOU KNOW, COULD HELP TO INFLUENCE THE RESPONSE HERE, BUT JUST OUT OF CURIOSITY, DID YOU HAVE ANY SORT OF INITIAL IDEAS ABOUT HOW DO WE ADDRESS IT AT THE TRAINING AND INTERVENTIVE? I'M NOT SURE WHAT I'M ASKING ANYBODY.

I THINK WE MAY ALL CHIME IN AND HAVE IDEAS ABOUT IT.

UM, I THINK FROM A, FROM A RACIAL EQUITY STANDPOINT, UM, LIVING AT THE STRENGTH OF OUR TRAINING AROUND THAT IN OUR TRAINING ACADEMY AND HOW DO WE REALLY SORT OF EMPHASIZE THAT, THAT PRINCIPLE, EVEN ON THE FRONT END, IN TERMS OF WHO WE SELECT FOR ACADEMY IS EVEN IMPORTANT.

UM, I AGREE WITH YOU.

I THINK THAT THE WORK, UM, THAT THE CONSULTANT IS GOING TO DO ON THE AUDIT WITH THE TRAINING ACADEMIES IS A PART OF THAT WORK, UH, WILL HELP US REALLY SORT OF IDENTIFY, UM, SOME OF THOSE OPPORTUNITIES MOVING FORWARD.

AND THERE'S BEEN SOME POCKETS OF WORK AROUND THAT.

SO FOR EXAMPLE, UM, MY OFFICE IS A PART OF, UH, WORKING WITH THE PROJECT WITH COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO ARE DOING THE PART OF THE, UH, EQUITY VIDEO REVIEW OF SOME OF THE TRAINING ACADEMY MATERIALS AND PROVIDING FEEDBACK ON THAT AS WELL.

AND SO WE HOPE THAT THAT INFORMATION THAT COMES OUT OF THAT REPORT IN THE REVIEW, IN THE WORK THAT THEY WERE DOING WHILE ALSO HELPING INFORM THE TRAINING ACADEMY PORTION TOO.

UM, I'M SORRY IF

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I MISSED THIS FROM THE BEGINNING, BUT I REMEMBER IT'S, THIS IS THIS A NEW REPORT FOR 2019 AND WHAT WE RECEIVED, I FEEL LIKE SOMETIMES A MONTH FEELS LIKE, YOU KNOW, TWO YEARS, UM, UH, AS A COUNCIL MEMBER, UM, WHEN WE ASKED THESE QUESTIONS, WHEN WE WERE IN PERSON THE LAST TIME WE TALKED ABOUT THIS, SO THERE MAY HAVE BEEN TWO YEARS AGO.

UM, WHAT WAS THAT PRESENTATION ON 18 DATA.

OKAY.

YES, THAT'S CORRECT.

YEAH, SO WE, UM, WE DIDN'T ANTICIPATE DOING TWO REPORTS IN ONE YEAR.

UM, SO WHEN WE PRESENTED IN JANUARY PRESENTED THE 2018 DATA, AND SO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS REQUIRED BY STATE LAW TO RELEASE THEIR RACIAL PROFILING DATA BY MARCH.

AND SHE DO THE END OF FEBRUARY OF EACH YEAR.

AND SO AFTER RESOLUTION 50 WAS PASSED INTO SETTING THE GOAL FOR ZERO DISPARITY, WE FELT IT WAS REALLY IMPORTANT FOR US TO GET THE 2019 REPORT DONE IN THIS YEAR SO THAT WE COULD HAVE THAT TREND DATA AND HAVE ANOTHER ANALYSIS GOING FORWARD.

WE WILL DO THIS, WE WILL RELEASE THIS REPORT IN THE SUMMER OF EACH YEAR.

UM, IT WAS REALLY NOT OUR INTENTION TO DO TWO IN ONE YEAR, BUT, UM, I'M GLAD WE WERE ABLE TO DO THAT BECAUSE IT, IT IS LIKE A COUNCIL MEMBER, HARPER, MADISON SAID ALL FALLING IN PLACE.

AND, UM, THE SLIDE THAT SAID THAT 68% OF ARRESTS, UM, WERE FROM MOVING VIOLATIONS.

I GUESS I ASKED A SIMILAR QUESTION THAT YOU, YOU REMEMBER FROM LAST TIME, BUT DO, DO I GUESS DIGGING INTO, DO WE KNOW OF THE, OF THAT 68%, UM, WHAT THE ARRESTS WERE FOR? LIKE, DOES THE DATA GET AS, AS DETAILED AS THEY WERE PULLED OVER FOR SPEEDING AND, AND, YOU KNOW, 50% WERE ARRESTED FOR A WARRANT OR, OH, NO, BUT THAT WAS A SEPARATE, THAT WAS AN ENTIRELY SEPARATE PERCENTAGE, RIGHT? YEAH.

SO WHAT WE LOOKED AT IS LIKE THE UNIVERSE OF STOPS IN 2019, THOSE THAT WENT TO ARREST, WE LOOKED AT WHAT WAS THE INITIAL REASON FOR THE STOP IN THE FIRST PLACE.

AND THAT NUMBER IS 68% WAS A MOTOR, UH, A MOVING TRAFFIC VIOLATION.

SO THAT'S ANYWHERE FROM SPEEDING, VILLI KEEPING LANES, UM, THAT WE DIDN'T LOOK AT, UM, WHAT THE SUBSEQUENT ARREST WAS FOR.

UM, WE DIDN'T LOOK AT THAT IN THIS REPORT, BUT THAT'S DEFINITELY SOMETHING THAT'S WHY THESE CONVERSATIONS ARE SO HELPFUL BECAUSE THE, THIS REPORT HAS GROWN FROM THE LAST REPORT BECAUSE OF THE FEEDBACK THAT WE'VE GOTTEN, WE'VE INTRODUCED MORE, UM, DATA ANALYSIS INTO IT, BUT THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WE CAN, WE CAN LOOK INTO IN TERMS OF AFTER THE STOP, IF THERE WAS A REST, WHAT WAS THE BASIS FOR THE ARREST? OKAY, THANK YOU, MAYOR PRO TEM TO THAT POINT, THAT IS A CRITICAL PIECE OF INFORMATION.

AND WE TALKED ABOUT THAT LAST YEAR AS WELL.

AND I AGREED THAT IF WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT THE DISPARITIES, WE NEED TO LOOK AT THOSE DISPARITIES ARE THE RESULT OF OFFICER'S DISCRETION VERSUS THE DISPARITIES THAT ARE THE RESULT, THAT THE, THE LIKELIHOOD OF THE FACT THAT A WARRANT EXISTED FOR THE ARREST.

AND THEREFORE IT WASN'T A DISCRETIONARY ARREST.

OKAY.

BUT YOU'RE S YOU'RE SAYING, I GUESS I'M TRYING TO UNDERSTAND THE TWO DIFFERENT KINDS.

SO THERE WAS IN THE PIE CHART, THERE WAS A PERCENTAGE THAT IT LED TO AN ARREST.

IS THAT BECAUSE THE, I GUESS, OR THE OFFICERS JUST, THERE WAS A PERCENTAGE THAT SAID THEY WERE STOPPED BECAUSE OF A PREVIOUS WARRANT.

SO IS IT LIKE THE OFFICER, THE OFFICER RUNS THEIR PLATES AND THEN SO THEY HAVEN'T DONE ANYTHING LIKE THERE'S NO MOVING BY ALL.

THEY JUST RUN SOMEONE'S PLATES.

AND CAN WE DO THAT? WE JUST RUN THINGS WITHOUT ANY MOVING VIOLATIONS.

WHAT WAS THE REST OF YOUR BUILDING TO RUN PLATES? BUT THAT 0.2% IS MOST LIKELY WE WERE LOOKING FOR A SUBJECT WARRANT AND WE WERE DOING SURVEILLANCE ON THEM, OR MAYBE THE OFFICER IS FAMILIAR WITH THE PERSON.

THAT'S WHY IT'S SUCH A SMALL NUMBER.

BUT THE OTHER NUMBER, WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE DISPROPORTIONALITY IN ARRESTS FROM TRAFFIC STOPS, WE DO NEED TO DO THAT EXTRA LAYER OF DIGGING.

AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE WORKING ON IS TO SHOW THOSE ARRESTS.

HOW MANY WERE DISCRETIONARY VERSUS HOW MANY WERE DRIVEN BY THE PERSON HAD A WARRANT ONCE THEY WERE STOPPED FOR A TRAFFIC VIOLATION? OKAY.

SO WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT NUMBER IS OF THAT 68%.

HOW MANY OF THEM WERE ARRESTED BECAUSE OF A PREVIOUS WARRANT THAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS ANALYSIS THOUGH? WELL, WE DO, WE DO KNOW BECAUSE OF IN 2019 OF ONES THAT WERE ARRESTED, 3% WERE PREEXISTING KNOWLEDGE, WHICH IS MORE LIKELY A WARRANT.

NO, THAT OF THE 68% THOUGH.

NO, NO, NO.

THAT'S THE, ALL THE PEOPLE WHO ARE STOPPED AND ARRESTED AND ARRESTED SUED AND SUED AND 2019, OKAY.

THAT WERE ARRESTED.

3% OF THOSE WERE BECAUSE OF A WARRANT.

OKAY.

SO THEN IT'S EVEN, OKAY, THEN IT'S

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NOT A LIE.

NO, THAT'S A SEPARATE CATEGORY THOUGH.

THAT'S THOSE WITH THE PREEXISTING, IT STILL DOESN'T ANSWER FOR THE 68%.

HOW MANY OF THOSE ACTUALLY HAD A WARRANT? THERE ARE TWO SEPARATE SETS OF DATA.

SO, SO NO, THEY'RE NOT, THAT'S NOT THE SAME THING.

OKAY.

THAT WOULD BE, IF SOMEBODY CAN FIND THAT OUT, THAT WOULD BE A HELPFUL PIECE OF DATA.

UM, IF I'M, IF I MIGHT JUMP IN REVEREND SAM, CAUSE I HAD A SIMILAR QUESTION ON THAT, UM, IT MIGHT BE, IT MIGHT BE USEFUL FARRAH CAUSE I'M, I'M HEARING THE, YOU KNOW, THE DATA GETS MORE COMPLICATED.

THE DEEPER WE GO, INSTEAD OF ADDING A LOT OF STUFF TO A FULL REPORT, IF WE MIGHT JUST DEEP DIVE IN A FEW OF THESE AREAS IN THE SHORT TERM, OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS, THAT WAY IT, IT IT'LL HELP NARROW THE FRAME OF ANALYSIS.

WE CAN ADD FEWER VARIABLES AS WE GET MORE ANSWERS.

SO JUST FOR EXAMPLE, TAKING THE PIE CHART THAT CHART TWO ON SLIDE 16 AND TAKING THAT 68% AND BREAKING IT OUT.

SO WE GET A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF HOW, HOW THOSE, WHAT STARTED AS A MOVING VIOLATION, HOW THEY CONCLUDED AND NOT WAITING FOR THE NEXT BIG REPORT, BUT JUST MAYBE DEEP DIVING ON THAT.

ONE QUESTION MIGHT PROVIDE A LITTLE BIT OF CLARITY BECAUSE I THINK I UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU'RE SAYING, CHIEF, WHERE THE PREEXISTING KNOWLEDGE OF THE ONES WHERE THERE WASN'T A MOVING VIOLATION.

THEY HAD, THEY, THEY, FOR SOME REASON KNEW THIS 3% THAT THERE WAS A WARRANT AND THAT'S WHY THEY WERE STOPPED IN THE 68%.

THERE WAS A MOVING VIOLATION AND IT'S POSSIBLE A BIG PERCENTAGE OF THOSE AFTER THE MOVING VIOLATION REASON, IT WAS DISCOVERED THEY HAD A WARRANT OR WHATEVER THAT IS, BUT THAT'S WHERE THE DEEP DIVE, I THINK WILL BE HELPFUL.

SORRY TO INTERRUPT, BUT PLEASE, PLEASE CONTINUE YOUR REPORTS.

NO PROBLEM.

UM, UM, SINCE YOU WERE YOU'RE ON A TEAM, MAN, I REMEMBER WE HAD THIS DISCUSSION LAST TIME ABOUT, UM, THE ACKNOWLEDGED, THE ACKNOWLEDGING PART.

AND I, YOU KNOW, I, A HUNDRED PERCENT UNDERSTAND, UM, YOU WANTING TO DEFEND, YOU KNOW, ANY ACTIONS BY YOUR OFFICERS.

I TOTALLY GET IT, BUT IT SEEMED LIKE LAST TIME THERE, THERE W THERE WASN'T THAT, THAT ACKNOWLEDGEMENT.

UM, AND I'M JUST CURIOUS IF NOW YOU BELIEVE THAT THERE IS, UM, ROOM TO IMPROVE AND ROOM TO CHANGE IT BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, EVEN JUST LOOKING AT THE, EVEN WITHOUT DIGGING INTO THE NUMBERS, WHEN YOU LOOK AT THAT MAP THAT SHOWS, YOU KNOW, DIFFERENT PARTS OF TOWN AND, AND, AND, UM, THE, UH, WARNINGS THAT ARE GIVEN, UM, THAT'S KIND OF, YOU KNOW, IT'S, IT'S HARD TO LOOK AT WHEN YOU SEE THAT, THAT IT, FROM THAT MAP, IT LOOKS LIKE, YOU KNOW, SOUTHEAST AUSTIN NEVER GETS A WARNING IF IT'S FROM, IF I, IF I READ THAT MAP CORRECTLY.

AND SO I'M JUST CURIOUS IF YOU CAN, IF, IF YOU WANTED TO SAY ANYTHING ABOUT THAT THIS TIME, BECAUSE LAST TIME WITH ALL DUE RESPECT, IT WAS A VERY, UM, DEFENSIVE, UH, RESPONSE.

AND I, AND I GET IT, YOU KNOW, I, WE'RE ALL PUBLIC SERVANTS AS COUNCIL MEMBERS.

WE GET CRITICIZED ALL THE TIME, BUT AS PUBLIC SERVANTS THAT WE NEED TO BE OPEN TO THAT CRITICISM AND, AND, AND WANT TO DO BETTER AND, AND, YOU KNOW, GET TO A PLACE WHERE, YOU KNOW, THEN WE CAN, IF IT'S A POLICY ISSUE, WE CAN SAY, WELL, WE'LL HAVE TO AGREE TO DISAGREE ON THAT.

BUT I WAS JUST CURIOUS IF YOU WANT IT, IF YOU WANT IT TO, UM, SHOWING THE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT.

WELL, CERTAINLY MAYOR PRO TEM, AND AGAIN, UH, THE DEFENSIVENESS IS NOT ABOUT THE NEED TO ALWAYS DEFEND MY DEPARTMENT BECAUSE WE'RE NOT PERFECT.

AND, AND THERE ARE ISSUES THAT WE ARE ADDRESSING AND HAVE BEEN ADDRESSING FOR YEARS IN OUR COMMUNITY.

UM, I WILL AGREE THAT THERE IS WORK THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE AND THAT WORK IS UNDERWAY AND WE ARE ACTIVELY ENGAGING TO THE EXTENT WE'RE EITHER ALLOWED OR INVITED.

UM, AND I AM ACTUALLY PLEASED TO SEE THAT, ALTHOUGH IT IS, IT IS A SLIGHT IMPROVEMENT THAT THERE WASN'T IMPROVEMENT MADE LAST YEAR COMPARED TO 2018 IN SOME OF THESE AREAS OF DISPROPORTIONALITY.

SO I DO THINK THAT WE'RE HEADED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

I THINK THAT WE HAVE MADE PROGRESS.

AND I THINK THAT WITH THE CONTINUED EFFORTS OF EVERYONE THAT'S INVOLVED IN THIS PROCESS, WE CAN CONTINUE ALONG THIS PATH.

OKAY.

I APPRECIATE THAT.

UM, I ALSO JUST I'D ADD, UM, YOU KNOW, I OFTEN HEAR IN THESE KINDS OF DISCUSSIONS, PEOPLE WILL SAY STUFF LIKE, WELL, YOU KNOW, JUST DO WHAT YOU'RE TOLD, DO WHAT THE OFFICER TELLS YOU TO DO.

DO YOU KNOW, AND IT'S, IT'S ALWAYS STRANGE TO ME THAT THE, THAT THE RESPONSIBILITY GETS PUT ON THE, ON THE PERSON.

THAT'S NOT THE PROFESSIONAL IN THAT SITUATION.

YOU KNOW, WHEN, WHEN PEOPLE, YOU KNOW, WHAT I GET, IF I GET PULLED OVER, I GET NERVOUS.

UM, IT IS A VERY VALID REACTION FOR PEOPLE TO NOT, UM, ACT A HUNDRED PERCENT, UM, YOU KNOW, TO GET NERVOUS, TO GET SCARED AND ESPECIALLY WITH, IN AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE INCREDIBLY AWFUL THINGS HAPPEN SOMETIMES, UM, YOU KNOW, IN, IN TRAFFIC STOPS FOR,

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FOR CERTAIN PARTS OF OUR COMMUNITY.

SO I CERTAINLY HOPE THAT AS WE TRY TO GET BETTER, THAT IS A BIG PART OF OUR TRAINING FOR OUR OFFICERS.

THAT THEY'RE THE PROFESSIONAL IN THE SITUATION.

AND, YOU KNOW, AS COUNCIL MEMBERS, WE GET CALLED THE MOST AWFUL NAMES, YOU KNOW, UH, GET SENT THE MOST AWFUL EMAILS, BUT WE HAVE TO BE THE PROFESSIONAL IN THOSE.

AND I REALLY HOPE THAT WE ARE, UH, DISCUSSIONS WITH OUR POLICE OFFICERS AS WE TRAIN THEM AND, AND, AND HAVING THEM, UM, UNDERSTAND THAT THEY ARE, THEY ARE PUBLIC SERVANTS.

AND, AND I KNOW IT'S A HARD JOB.

I KNOW IT IS, BUT, UM, I CERTAINLY HOPE WE CAN CONTINUE WORKING TOWARDS, UM, PRODUCING THESE, THESE WHAT I BELIEVER OR RACIAL BIASES THAT ARE IN OUR POLICE, AND WE ARE COMMITTED TO THAT WORK.

AND THE ONLY THING THAT I'LL ADD IS THAT AT THE COMMENCEMENT SPEECH, UH, AT OUR MOST RECENT CADET GRADUATION, AS I SAY IT, IF NOT ALL, MOST OF THEM, I ACTUALLY DO REMIND THE GRADUATING CLASS THAT REMEMBER IN EVERY CIRCUMSTANCE YOU ARE IN, YOU ARE THE TRAINED PROFESSIONAL.

SO THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WE DO REITERATE AND, UH, AND THAT I AM IN COMPLETE AGREEMENTS WITH YOU.

THAT WAS WHAT IT WAS.

OTHER QUESTIONS, COUNCIL MEMBER, KITCHEN.

OKAY.

I JUST WANTED TO SEE IF WE COULD GET A COPY OF THE SLIDE DECK.

I DIDN'T SEE IT POSTED, I THINK THE SLIDES WERE EMAILED TO COUNCIL OFFICES, UH, AROUND EIGHT 30 THIS MORNING.

SO THEY SHOULD BE IN YOUR INBOX.

THAT'S WHAT STAFF TOLD US.

I'LL HAVE MY STAFF FOLLOW UP ON THAT AGAIN.

YEAH.

IF YOU COULD HAVE A FOLLOW-UP, THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

I'D APPRECIATE THAT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

SORRY.

I CAN'T REMEMBER TOTO MAYBE.

YEAH.

THANKS.

I, UM, HAVE A QUESTION FOR FARAH FARAH.

YOU PAUSED AND EXPLAIN THIS, BUT I'M STILL HAVING TROUBLE DISTINCT BETWEEN THE INFORMATION SLIDE FIVE AND THE INFORMATION ON SLIDE SIX.

SO IF YOU WOULDN'T MIND SPENDING ANOTHER FEW MINUTES ON THAT.

OKAY.

AND THIS IS THE, THE SLIDES THAT TALK ABOUT THE DISPROPORTIONALITY.

I'M SORRY.

YES.

THE ANALYSIS, THE REASON FOR THE MEDICAL, THE, THE 15 IS ENTITLED FOR THE MOTOR VEHICLE STOP IN 2019.

AND THEN ON THE NEXT ONE IS THE PIE CHART THAT TALKS ABOUT THE REASON FOR STOP, THAT RESULTED IN ARRESTS BY RACE, ETHNICITY.

AND SO I'M STRUGGLING WITH UNDERSTANDING THOSE TWO SLIDES AND JUXTAPOSITION TO ONE ANOTHER AND HOW THEY RELATE.

AND SO ON THE PIE CHART ON 16 IN PARTICULAR, UM, I GUESS I NEED SOME EXAMPLES OF WHAT WOULD BE VIOLATIONS OF LAW OTHER THAN TRAFFIC.

I DIDN'T SEE IT IN THE PREVIOUS SLIDE, A CATEGORY THAT MIGHT ENCOMPASS VIOLATIONS OTHER THAN TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS.

SO, OKAY.

SO THE, UM, I BELIEVE THIS IS SLIDE 15, THAT TALKS ABOUT THE REASON FOR THE MOTOR VEHICLES STAFF.

THIS WAS A QUESTION THAT WE GOT IN FEBRUARY, JUST IN TERMS OF, UM, WHEN WE DID THE ANALYSIS FOR, UM, THE RATIO PROFILE AND WE WERE ASKED, WELL, WHAT, WHY WERE PEOPLE BEING STOPPED? AND SO WHAT THIS SLIDE TALKS ABOUT IS 75% OF THE TIME WHEN THERE WERE, UM, WHEN WE LOOK AT THE TOTAL NUMBER OF STOPS FOR 2019, THERE WAS JUST OVER 139,000.

SO WHEN WE LOOKED AT THAT NUMBER A HUNDRED, 4,000, JUST OVER A HUNDRED, 4,000, WHERE, BECAUSE OF A MOVING TRAFFIC VIOLATION.

SO THAT'S THE UNIVERSE OF, UM, MOTOR VEHICLE STOPS AND WHY PEOPLE WERE STOPPED IN THE FIRST PLACE.

UM, WE LOOKED FOR, UM, AN EXAMPLE OF VIOLATION OF LAW OTHER THAN TRAFFIC.

UM, I MAY HAVE TO DEFER TO CHIEF ON THAT CAUSE WE REALLY COULDN'T FIND A GOOD EXAMPLE OF THAT TO GIVE YOU, UM, IT WAS A QUESTION THAT WE, THAT WE GOT THAT WE COULDN'T FIND, UM, AN EXAMPLE FOR THAT.

BUT WHEN WE LOOK AT THE NEXT SLIDE, WHAT'S WHAT I UNDERSTAND WHY IT'S A LITTLE CONFUSING.

SO LET ME JUST MAYBE PUT IT IN TERMS OF AN EXAMPLE.

SO WE KNOW THAT IN THE UNIVERSE OF STOPS FOR 2019, THERE WERE 139,000, JUST OVER 129,000.

LET'S SAY I AM ONE OF THE ONE 39.

I AM STOPPED AND SUBSEQUENTLY ARRESTED.

WE WANTED TO LOOK AT OKAY, OF THOSE PEOPLE THAT WERE ARRESTED FROM THAT 129,000, WHAT WAS THE REASON FOR THEIR STOPS? AND IN THAT PARTICULAR CASE THAT 67, 68% OF THAT WAS FOR A MOVING TRAFFIC.

SO WE CUT DOWN THE ONE 39 UNIVERSE TO THE UNIVERSE OF THOSE THAT WERE ARRESTED SUBSEQUENT TO STOP TO SEE, OKAY.

WHEN WE LOOKED AT THAT GROUP, WHAT WOULD THE REASON FOR THEIR STOP OF THOSE WHO GOT ARRESTED? DOES THAT HELP A LITTLE? YES, ABSOLUTELY.

THAT MAKES SENSE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SPENDING A FEW MORE MINUTES ON THAT.

I REALLY APPRECIATE IT AND UNDERSTAND IT MUCH BETTER NOW.

AND THEN, UM, MY ONLY OTHER QUESTION IS WHAT IS A FIELD OBSERVATION? I ASSUME IT'S SOMETHING LIKE A WORD OF WARNING,

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SOMETHING LIKE A WARNING, BUT I'M JUST NOT, I'M NOT FAMILIAR WITH THAT TERM.

IT IS, UM, IT IS JUST LIKE A WARNING.

I'M GONNA SEE IF I CAN QUICKLY FIND THE PD DEFINITION OF IT IN OUR REPORT.

UM, BUT I THINK IT IS JUST LIKE A WARNING.

I CAN, I CAN HELP IF YOU WOULD LIKE PLEASE SURE.

WE REQUIRE OUR OFFICERS TO DOCUMENT ANY TIME THEY STOP AN INDIVIDUAL.

SO LET'S SAY WE STOPPED SOMEONE, UM, AND WE DO NOT ISSUE THEM A CITATION, OR WE STOP THEM, UH, SAY ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND TALK TO THEM AND THERE'S NOT GOING TO BE DONE AS A RESULT OF THAT, SUCH AS AN OFFENSE REPORT, WE FILL OUT A FIELD OBSERVATION SO THAT WE CAN KEEP TRACK OF WHO WE'RE STOPPING FOR ALL OF THE DEMOGRAPHIC REASONS AND REPORTING THAT WEEK THAT WE NEED THAT INFORMATION FOR.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO YOU, UH, THERE, UH, LET ME ASK ONE QUESTION THEN I'LL GO TO YOUR CUSTOMER ALTAR.

UM, THE I'M I'M CURIOUS HOW, IF THERE'S ANY, UM, SIMILAR ANALYSIS OF POLICE DEPARTMENTS THAN OTHER CITIES, DO WE HAVE A SENSE OF HOW THIS, HOW THIS LINES UP? ARE THERE PARTS OF THIS THAT ARE UNIQUELY AUSTIN OR ARE THERE PARTS AUSTIN, ARE THERE PARTS OF THIS THAT ARE MORE KIND OF LIKE POLICING AS A CONCEPT FACES THIS DATA ISSUE AND THE RESULTING CHALLENGES AND OVERCOMING IT DJ SPEAK A LITTLE BIT TODAY? YEAH, NO.

UM, I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S A GOOD THING OR BAD THING, BUT THIS IS NOT UNIQUE TO AUSTIN AT ALL AT ALL WHATSOEVER.

UM, PRETTY MUCH THERE'S DISPROPORTIONALITY FOR THOSE THAT DO THIS ANALYSIS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

UM, THERE WAS A COURT EARLIER THIS YEAR FROM TRAVIS COUNTY THAT SHOWED, UM, DISPROPORTIONALITY IN TERMS OF THEIR TRAFFIC STOPS.

UM, THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DID A WHOLE STATEWIDE, UM, REPORT ON RACIAL PROFILING AND THE NUMBERS SHOWED THE SAME OF HIGHER DISPROPORTIONALITY FOR AFRICAN-AMERICANS AND LATINOS.

AND SO, UM, THIS IS, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT I BELIEVE EVERY SINGLE POLICE DEPARTMENT STRUGGLES WITH.

UM, YOU KNOW, IT, IT'S ALSO JUST KIND OF ABOUT THE SYSTEMIC ISSUES IN LAW ENFORCEMENT.

UM, BUT YOU KNOW, I'M, I'M PART OF THE REASON WHY I'M SO PASSIONATE ABOUT THIS WORK AND IN VARIOUS SORT OF ABOUT IT IS BECAUSE I JUST FEEL SO STRONGLY THAT WE CAN ADDRESS IT IN AUSTIN.

UM, I REALLY DO.

I REALLY FEEL LIKE AUSTIN CAN BE THE LEADER IN TERMS OF TURNING THE DIRECTION, UM, IN POLICING.

AND SO THAT IT'S MORE EQUITABLE.

THANK YOU, FARAH.

AND I HOLD THAT IN MY MIND AS, AS KIND OF PERMISSION TO INNOVATE THIS ISN'T ABOUT US UNIQUELY FAILING OR SOME KIND OF UNIQUE FAILING IN THE WAY WE DO BUSINESS AS A CITY.

THIS IS, THESE ARE LARGE SYSTEMIC PROBLEMS AND, YOU KNOW, THERE'S A LOT OF CITIES THAT ARE SEEKING TO ADDRESS IT.

AND I LIKE THE IDEA THAT WE MIGHT BE THE ONES TO REALLY MOVE THAT NEEDLE AND, UM, HOPE THAT'S HOPE.

THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT WE'RE ALL TRYING TO DO.

THAT'S NUMBER ALTAR.

THANK YOU.

I DON'T HAVE A COPY OF THE SLIDE, SO I'M NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO BE AS SPECIFIC TO, TO WHAT'S ON THE, ON THE SLIDES YET.

BUT IF I THINK IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT THAT WE DO THIS TYPE OF DATA ANALYSIS AND, YOU KNOW, SO WE UNDERSTAND, UM, WHERE WE'RE NOT DOING WELL AND WHERE THERE ARE OPPORTUNITIES.

I WANTED TO JUST CLARIFY FROM THE, THE CHIEF'S COMMENTS.

AND, YOU KNOW, AS WE'RE LOOKING AT THIS, ALL OF THIS DATA IS FROM BEFORE WE STARTED TALKING ABOUT IT FROM THE REPORT THAT WAS RELEASED EARLIER THIS YEAR.

SO, UM, IF THERE WAS AN IMPROVEMENT FROM 2018 TO 2019, IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH CHANGES THAT WE PUT INTO EFFECT ONCE THIS WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS MORE APPARENT THROUGH THE DATA, IS THAT CORRECT? BECAUSE THE 2020 DATA IS NOT WHAT YOU ANALYZED AND, YOU KNOW, YOU DID YOUR REPORT.

AND I THINK IT WAS JANUARY OF THIS YEAR, IF I'M NOT MISTAKEN, IS THAT CORRECT? SO I MEAN, WHAT WE'RE SEEING SO FAR, IT'S GOOD THAT IT MOVED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION, BUT WE DON'T HAVE ANY DATA THAT SHOWS THAT ANY CHANGE AT THIS POINT IS HAVING AN EFFECT.

IS THAT CORRECT? DO I HAVE THE SEQUENCE CORRECT? IF THAT QUESTION IS FOR ME, UH, YES, YOU DO HAVE THE, YOU HAVE THE TIMING, CORRECT.

IN THAT WE RECEIVED THE REPORT ON THE 2018 DATA IN JANUARY OF THIS YEAR, SUBSEQUENT TO WHEN ALL OF THE DATA IN THE REPORT YOU RECEIVING TODAY WOULD HAVE ALREADY HAPPENED.

SO WE WERE ALREADY MAKING IMPROVEMENTS BEFORE THAT REPORT EVEN CAME OUT OR THE DATA AND THE, AND THE, THAT WAS ALREADY GOING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION PRIOR TO RECEIVING THAT REPORT IN JANUARY.

SO, YES, SURE.

AND I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT, BUT THE REASON I'M ASKING THAT IS THAT I WOULD,

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I THINK IT WOULD BE USEFUL.

AND I SAW, I APOLOGIZE IF THIS HAS ALREADY BEEN STATED, BUT I DIDN'T HAVE IT CLEARLY.

WHAT STEPS HAVE WE TAKEN TO CHANGE THE TRAJECTORY SO THAT WHEN WE'RE NOW LOOKING AT 2020 CORRECTING FOR THE PANDEMIC, HOWEVER YOU DO THAT, THAT, THAT WE CAN UNDERSTAND, YOU KNOW, WHAT, WHAT ARE SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE CHANGED IN 2020? AND HOPEFULLY THERE'LL BE ADDITIONAL CHANGES THAT ARE HAPPENING IN 2021, BUT WE WON'T BE ABLE TO MEASURE THOSE IN OUR 2020 DATA.