Austin reacts to Police Chief Art Acevedo’s new Houston gig

The news this morning that Austin’s police chief of nearly 10 years Art Acevedo would be leaving his post to fill the same position in Houston was unforeseen by many Austinites.

Austin police chief Art Acevedo, announces that Patrick Eugene Johnson, 59, is being charged with attempted aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, for throwing rocks at moving vehicles on highways and interstates around Austin for the last two years. Acevedo is surrounded by members of the organized crime division which helped investigate the crimes and determine the suspect. LAURA SKELDING/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Austin police chief Art Acevedo, announces that Patrick Eugene Johnson, 59, is being charged with attempted aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, for throwing rocks at moving vehicles on highways and interstates around Austin for the last two years. Acevedo is surrounded by members of the organized crime division which helped investigate the crimes and determine the suspect. LAURA SKELDING/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Many took the opportunity to wish Acevedo luck on his new endeavor and look back on memorable moments shared with the chief. Others pondered the reasons behind his decision to leave, including, “It was because they got rid of Uber, huh?”

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