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(Austonia staff)

Several Austin City Council members either called for Austin Police Chief Brian Manley to step down or suggested that he should during a special City Council meeting today.



Greg Casar explicitly asked the chief to step down, while, the Texas Tribune reports:

"Council member Jimmy Flannigan was more subtle, suggesting Manley could better work to reform police policy and culture as a private citizen, and Council member Sabino Renteria said he will join Casar in calling for a resignation if he doesn't see a commitment to change."

Delia Garza also suggested asking for Manley's "honorable resignation."

"You see why people are so frustrated," Garza said. "You see why we got thousands of emails and thousands of calls asking for change. And it is because of that, I have to join my colleagues who have asked the chief to reconsider your role in this organization, including asking for your honorable resignation. I don't know how we show the community that we're listening. I don't know how we move past this. I don't know how we retain faith in our community after this weekend."

(Austin Police Department)

This story is developing and will be updated.

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