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18 of 19 Austin police officers charged with excessive force in 2020 protests turn themselves in


Eighteen of the 19 Austin police officers who were indicted last week on excessive force charges for their actions in the 2020 protests have turned themselves in, according to Austin's jail records.

All 18, who were charged with aggravated assault by a public servant, have since bonded out. The officers were indicted with the charges last week after a grand jury investigation brought charges against 19 officers who injured 12 protestors with "less-lethal" bean bag rounds in 2020's George Floyd protests.

Austin's 19 indictments were among the most charges of any U.S. city in the wake of the protests.

Attorneys for eight of the officers addressed the charges in a press conference Monday morning and said the officers were put in a difficult situation when asked to move protestors off I-35.

APD Chief Joseph Chacon said he was "extremely disappointed" with the indictments, while one charged police officer, Texas House of Representatives Republican candidate Justin Berry, said the charges were part of a "political agenda" from "radical liberal district attorneys."

Six of the 12 protestors involved in the charges faced head injuries due to officers' bean bag rounds, and District Attorney Jose Garza said many who were injured were "innocent bystanders" caught in the crossfire with officers.

Here are the officers who were charged and have bonded out:

  • Jeffrey Teng
  • Rolan Rast
  • Justin Berry
  • Jeremy Fisher
  • John Siegel
  • Joseph Cast
  • Derrick Lehman
  • Edward Boudreau
  • Kyle Felton (two counts)
  • Todd Gilbertson
  • Stanley Vick
  • Christopher Irwin
  • Joshua Jackson
  • Josh Blake
  • Kyu An
  • Nicholas Gebhart
  • Alexander Lomostev
  • Brett Tabierou


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Flyers are less satisfied with the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport than a year ago, a new study shows.

Research firm J.D. Power placed ABIA at No. 15 on a list ranking overall customer satisfaction at large airports, a slip from last year’s spot at No. 7. Other Texas airports secured rankings ahead of Austin, with Dallas Love Field at third, Houston Hobby at eight, and San Antonio International Airport at ninth.

Dallas/Ft. Worth ranked eight in the "mega airport" category.

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The property in question, known as the Delisle House, is located at 2002 Scenic Drive in Tarrytown. The main house, with Spanish and Modern influences, was built in 1923 by Raymond Delisle, an optician. A Gothic Revival accessory apartment was built in 1946. The current owner applied to demolish the structures in order to build a new home.'

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