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Cronk talks APD … in a memo

Thursday, June 18, 2020 by Elizabeth Pagano

Today, the Austin City Council Public Safety Committee will meet at 1 p.m. to discuss recently passed and anticipated reform measures intended to repair systemic racism in the police department. As part of that meeting, the committee is expected to hear from City Manager Spencer Cronk, who has been criticized by some Council members for the passive public role he has taken in response to police violence at local protests and calls for change from the community and the dais. As a preview, Cronk released a memo Wednesday titled “Reimagining Public Safety for the City of Austin.” The memo is embedded below.

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