Austin Police Association still hasn't reached a new contract agreement
with the city. While that remains in the air, a Central Texas sheriff's
office is hiring former APD officers, who are retiring because of the
Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody said
while he believes what's happening in Austin is unfortunate, he does
however see this as an opportunity to get qualified candidates to work
in Williamson County.
It is entirely their choice to apply, and a handful already have.
strongly disagrees with what happened with the police contract. He says
citizens did some police bashing and he thinks the council did not
stand behind their police department.
“Officers in the country,
nationwide, should not be held accountable for a bad officer, and that's
what I think the city council, in my opinion, in some aspect, is
doing,” said Chody.
According to the Austin Police Association, at
least 37 police officers have retired since the Austin Police
Department went under civil service law.