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Mayor Wants Chief Who Is Open To Public Input

Austin Mayor Will Wynn says the city's next Chief of Police will need to be able to lead the department while working openly with the community. The Mayor also wants to make sure the next chief places a high priority on public feedback. The city will conduct a nation-wide search for a permanent replacement for Chief Stan Knee, who is resigning next month after nine years on the job. That search could take between six months and one year. In the meantime, Assistant Police Chief Cathy Ellison will take over as Acting Police Chief. She will become the first African-American female to hold the department's top job.



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