Austin Police Chief Faults Guns, PR Bonds, and Police Staff Shortage for Spike in Murders

APD Chief Joe Chacon on a call with journalists, Sep. 13, 2021

Interim Austin Police Chief Joe Chacon says there are three main drivers behind the recent spike in homicides in Austin, which surpassed the city’s 1984 record high over the September 11 weekend.

In a teleconference with journalists Monday, September 13, Chacon implicitly criticized the city council for cutting…