The fusion Center will allow Austin law enforcement to share information with other agencies and, according to APD, will only use information connected with criminal investigations.
“We don’t have a beef with catching bad guys,” spokesperson with Texans for Accountable Government Chuck Young said. “What we’re concerned about is, in pursuit of a public safety mission, the Austin Regional Intelligence Center could conceivably gather data on just regular people.” […]
The fusion center will be housed in a Department of Public Safety building on the agency campus in North Austin. It could be up and running as soon as this summer.