The city’s new police chief, Austin’s former Chief Art Acevedo, addressed concerns about the number of officers available for the big event.
Art Acevedo left after 10 years on the APD force.
Despite the progress, the chief said, there’s still work to be done.
Manley was previously the chief of staff for the Austin Police Department, having been with the force for the past 26 years.
Robbery and burglary cases are down close to 40 percent.
Interim City Manager Elaine Hart says we could know as soon as Friday or next week.
Activists who’ve been working with him to address racial issues in the city are left wondering if the next chief will continue that work.
Disciplinary actions against Austin Police Department officers steadily increased during the tenure of outgoing Chief Art Acevedo, compared …
This is the latest in a string of high level positions turning over due to higher paying jobs or elections.
KXAN asked police monitor Margo Frasier to list five things Austin’s new chief should focus on, in no particular order.
Acevedo said he looked forward to working in a city where the elected officials got the big picture and where they think big.
The approximately 30-minute video shows an officer pointing a flashlight at Turner’s camera during what appears to be a traffic stop nearby.
“It’s inaccurate,” Austin Police Chief Acevedo responded to KXAN’s Robert Maxwell in a text message reply.
Neither officer will be allowed to appeal the disciplinary action taken.
Controlling a subject with bare hands is a level three use of force, the lowest level of force an officer can use.
She was fired in 2012 after she says she was told the department could not accommodate her requests.
Grievances addressed a variety of topics, including how officers drove their cruisers, how they treated citizens and how they made arrests.
“If I had reviewed that video, I would have said there needs to be a full investigation,” Frasier said in an interview Friday.
Breaion King is dragged from her car and thrown to the ground by an APD officer in a dash camera video.
Since violent crimes usually increase during the summer months, Acevedo says he plans to keep the volunteer 100 percent overtime through at …