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City of Austin Apologizes for Police Problem Tweet

March 12, 2014  | 

The city of Austin has apologized for a tweet advising visitors attending South By Southwest to contact the police monitor's office if they have a problem with officers after it angered law enforcement officials and drew criticism online, reports the Austin American-Statesman.

"Welcome #SXSWers! We know you're loving Austin but if you experience a problem with police, let us know. 512-974-9090 austinpolicemonitor.com," the city tweeted Monday night. (The actual link to the website is austintexas.gov/department/police-monitor.)

Then Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo weighed in: "@austintexasgov If you want to commend a member of @Austin_Police please drop me a line at [email protected] Enjoy ATX!"

In a statement, the city said that the information in the original tweet was accurate but that the tone was inappropriate, "and not released in good judgment."


Comments (3)

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GP Cobb @ 3/13/2014 7:08 PM

"Tone" BS on Tone

Donut_plz @ 3/13/2014 7:59 PM

Wonder of they are pushing the "complain on an officer now" website after that jerk "citizen" ran his car into everyone.....

Can't believe it @ 3/14/2014 1:50 PM

I can't believe that you can actually go on that website right here http://austintexas.gov/department/disciplinary-memos and read all of the OD officers write ups. I understand that they are, if deemed appropriate, public record, however I have never seen a department do this, to the extent the APD has done. Sad situation.

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