Austin PD (Police Department)

Apology from Chief Acevedo

Yesterday's press conference related to the arrest of a jogger by members of the Austin Police Department (APD) was the culmination of an emotional week for the APD, our extended APD family and me personally.  
During the press conference I attempted to place the arrest into context by bringing attention to the fact that law enforcement deals with many acts of serious misconduct. This includes recent instances in the news of sexual assault by police officers in other cities.
In hindsight I believe the comparison was a poor analogy, and for this I apologize.  I stand committed to transparent leadership and will continue to engage the community we serve in an open, honest, and timely manner.
Chief Art Acevedo

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Date: 8:08:09 PM 02/22/2014 CST


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