Greg Kelley addresses Cedar Park City Council

Greg Kelley signing up to speak at the Cedar Park City Council on Aug. 24, 2017. (KXAN Photo/Erin Cargile)
Greg Kelley signing up to speak at the Cedar Park City Council on Aug. 24, 2017. (KXAN Photo/Erin Cargile)

CEDAR PARK, Texas (KXAN) — Two days after his jail release, Greg Kelley addressed the Cedar Park City Council Thursday night.

He signed up to speak for three minutes during citizen communication.

“When I was incarcerated I received an outpouring of love from this community,” Kelley told the council. “and it angered my spirit that the Police Chief Sean Mannix tried to label them as a cult just like how he tried to label me as a pedophile.”

Kelley was released on bond Tuesday after spending three years of a 25-year sentence in prison for a child sexual assault conviction involving an in-home daycare. He is still considered a suspect, along with two others, in the case which is now under investigation by the Texas Rangers.

“I was denied by the police department and I demand immediate action please,” said Kelley in his parting words to the council.

Outside city council chambers Kelley told KXAN he wants Chief Mannix and the lead investigator on the initial case, Sgt. Christopher Daly, fired.

“I just want people to do the right thing,” said Kelley. “I want people to be held accountable — take responsibility for their actions, and I just wanna be free.”

During an Aug.10 council meeting, various friends and Kelley’s mother also called on council members and the city manager to fire Chief Mannix. The comments came after Williamson County District Attorney Sean Dick and an investigator with the Texas Rangers called into question the first child sexual assault investigation conducted by the Cedar Park Police Department.

The president of the Cedar Park Police Association came to Chief Mannix’s defense and commended his leadership.

Following the public comments of the Aug. 10 meeting, the council voted to call in a third party to conduct an independent review of its police department’s policies and procedures.

 

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