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Clearly, Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo Really Wants Top Cop David Kunkle's Gig

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KVUE and KXAN down in Austin ran pieces last night about how the city of Austin really wants to keep Austin PD's top cop, Art Acevedo, one of the six finalists for the Dallas Police chief's job. City officials have offered to bump his salary to close to $200,000, which would make him the second-highest-paid chief in the state, behind Houston, to which he said, Nah. Acevedo was in town yesterday for his job interview, which did not go down like this. The KXAN report follows.

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