Who's Policing the Police?: A Comparison of the Civilian Agencies that Perform Oversight of Police in Texas' Five Largest Cities
Sherman, Stephen Averill; Fulton, William
This report analyzes the civilian agencies that perform oversight of police in Texas' five largest cities: Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin and Fort Worth. These five cities' oversight agencies have different mandates, responsibilities and investigative powers, as well as different relationships to the general public and disclosure requirements. Our research demonstrates that compared to Houston, the other major Texas cities have more-extensive oversight agencies.