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Austin has a new police monitor

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano

On Thursday, Austin officially got a permanent police chief. And on Monday, City Manager Spencer Cronk announced his decision to appoint Farah Muscadin as the new police monitor. In a June 18 memo, Cronk explains that Muscadin has been in the position on an interim basis since January 2018, “and has taken the lead in researching and evaluating the needed changes that will determine the best future model for police oversight and accountability for our community.” Muscadin, who is an attorney, has worked in city government for the past 15 years, including Austin’s Innovation Office and Office of Telecommunication and Regulatory Affairs.

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