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In a preview of a report selling town Austin’s transfer to “reimagine” policing, CBS’s “60 Minutes” omitted town’s record surge in homicides and exodus of police officers for the reason that police force was stripped of funds final 12 months by Mayor Steve Adler and town council.

The phase, set to air on Sunday evening however promoted on-line over the weekend and titled “What does reimagining police look like?” promotes Austin as “leading the nation in police reform” regardless of a record 82 homicides this 12 months so far.

Interim police Chief Joseph Chacon speak about the changes during a news conference Wednesday. (Austin Police Department)

Interim police Chief Joseph Chacon communicate in regards to the adjustments throughout a news convention Wednesday. (Austin Police Department)

FROM SOROS TO UNIONS, THE LEFT POURED MAJOR MONEY INTO EFFORT TO DEFEAT AUSTIN’S POLICE STAFFING PROP

In the phase, CBS News’ Scott Pelley interviews Austin Police Chief Joseph Chacon and touts town’s choice so as to add the choice to dispatch psychological well being staff to some 911 calls and studies that only one% of Austin’s 911 calls are associated to violent crimes.

“Callers to 911 in Austin get four options for their emergency,” CBS reported. “The person answering will ask whether they need police, firefighters, EMS or a mental health worker. Offering those four choices when the police are called is at the core of a reimagining of police work taking place in the Texas capital that’s leading the nation in police reform. Amid calls for defunding law enforcement over deadly encounters between citizens and police, American cities are rethinking how to train and deploy their police forces.”

The Austin Police Department has a unit dedicated to helping the mental and emotional health of police officers.

The Austin Police Department has a unit devoted to serving to the psychological and emotional well being of police officers.
(Hunter Davis)

FORMER AUSTIN POLICE OFFICER RIPS NEW CHIEF, PENS SCATHING LETTER REJECTING OFFER TO RETURN

Eighty-two folks have been murdered in Austin in 2021, topping the earlier record of 59, and town and the police division face a “crisis level” police scarcity which has brought about lengthy wait instances for 911 callers.

That police scarcity was considerably exacerbated by town’s choice to lower as much as $150 million from the police division in 2020.

In January 2021, PJ Media reported that 20 officers retired from APD and eight resigned, for a complete of 28 departures. In February, 5 extra officers resigned and 6 retired which totaled 11 extra departures. In March, 24 extra officers left and 20 of them left through retirement. Of the opposite 4, three retired and one was terminated.

TEXAS MAN SUSPECTED OF COMMITTING TWO MURDERS WHILE FREE ON BOND IN COUNTY OF SOROS-FUNDED DA

The staffing scarcity within the police division has meant that officers are unable to reply to particular crimes and in a single case final month, a enterprise proprietor whose retailer had been burglarized was informed to place on gloves and gather bullet casings for proof as a result of police wouldn’t have the ability to help.

Some pro-law enforcement figures in Austin slammed the CBS report for omitting the rising crime within the metropolis.

Changing Colors Along Colorado River Aerial Shot Flying over Zilker Park in Austin, Texas, with the trail of lights display ready for Christmas. December brings changing of seasons and the dropping of leaves in Central Texas

Changing Colors Along Colorado River Aerial Shot Flying over Zilker Park in Austin, Texas, with the path of lights show prepared for Christmas. December brings altering of seasons and the dropping of leaves in Central Texas
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“What a joke,” stated Matt Mackowiak, the co-founder of Save Austin Now which was behind a failed poll measure earlier this 12 months that tried to require staffing ranges of the Austin Police Department that was lower final 12 months. “Mandating CRT for $10,000 a day while cutting staffing to the lowest levels in 20 years. Did @ScottPelley interview any violent crime@victims?”

The metropolis of Austin has spent hundreds of thousands of taxpayer {dollars} in 2021, a few of it on no-bid contracts, pushing crucial race idea on new officers, according to a PJ Media report.

Jennifer Hackney-Szimanski, a police officer and Public Affairs Coordinator of Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas (CLEAT), posted on Twitter that she is aware of of people interviewed for the phase whose tales have been omitted.

“I know many who were interviewed for this story but not mentioned by name nor was their side of the story mentioned,” Hackney-Szimanski stated.

CBS News didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark from Fox News Digital.