Austin City Manager Announces Joseph Chacon for Police Chief, Ignoring Union Pick

Joe Chacon, right, at a press conference yesterday announcing his selection as chief. At left is Assistant City Manager Rey Arellano, who will serve as Chacon’s immediate supervisor.

Austin City Manager Spencer Cronk yesterday named Interim Police Chief Joseph Chacon as the new permanent chief of the Austin Police Department, a decision that was immediately criticized by the Austin Police union.

“After hearing from so many of you, and following an extensive and rigorous recruitment process, I’m confident…