The news is out: [AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The police chief in the Texas capital city of Austin, who had been at the center of ongoing criticism following a fatal police shooting and controversial uses of force by officers, announced Friday that he is retiring after 30 years with the department.
Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said he knows in his heart “it is time to pursue that next opportunity” and does not think he could give the attention necessary to leading the police force as he has done since May 2018.
Calls for Manley to resign have been persistent since the April police killing of Michael Ramos, who was driving away from officers. T hey opened fire after responding to a 911 call from someone who said Ramos was holding a gun to a woman with whom he was doing drugs in a car parked at an Austin apartment complex. Austin Police later said Ramos was found to be unarmed.
Austin police also caused serious injuries during protests over the police killing of George Floyd.]
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