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Trxoclair weighs in on APD SUVs

Monday, July 31, 2017 by Elizabeth Pagano

Last week, the Austin Police Department pulled its fleet of more than 400 Ford Explorers due to carbon monoxide poisoning, as was widely reported and explained by Interim Police Chief Brian Manley in a memo. On Friday, Council Member Ellen Troxclair issued a statement of support for the move, emphasizing that the “safety of our police officers and staff should be the highest priority of the city.” She continued, “The City of Austin deeply values our police officers. I am grateful for the City Manager’s action to remove all potentially harmful vehicles from the city’s fleet. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with our officers who may have been harmed by elevated levels of carbon monoxide. My commitment is to ensure the city does everything within its power to support our officers who have been affected by this situation while the investigation into this problem, its exact cause, and any resulting health issues are ongoing.”

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