Council to Vote on Manley for APD Chief

CM Cronk taps interim chief for permanent spot

Brian Manley at a press conference after a bombing on Galindo Street, March 12
Brian Manley at a press conference after a bombing on Galindo Street, March 12 (Photo by Jana Birchum)

The search for Austin’s next permanent police chief may be over. City Manager Spencer Cronk told the Statesman this morning that he would recommend Interim Chief Brian Manley, a 28-year department veteran, keep the job, forgoing a national search.

City Council will need to approve the recommendation at its next regular meeting, Thursday, June 14, but Manley has thus far drawn a broad swath of community support. Expect a scene at Council on Thursday, though, and see next week’s issue for more on Cronk’s decision.

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