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Major divide growing between Austin City Council and Police

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The Austin Police Association feels there's a growing divide between city leaders and the police department.  Union president Ken Casaday says he feels City Hall has become a hostile environment, saying that this is the first time he has ever seen members of the council have this much disrespect for the Police, EMS and Fire, who are all going through the same issues.

Casaday said some council members have created such hostility toward police that they no longer feel safe patrolling the streets.  The council feels it has done enough to prove that APD is a vital part of the city.

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