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Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo Withdraws From Race To Lead SAPD 

click to enlarge Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo withdrew from the race to become SAPD chief today. - VIA AUSTIN POLICE DEPARTMENT
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  • Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo withdrew from the race to become SAPD chief today.

One of the candidates to become San Antonio's top cop bowed out of the race today.

Austin police chief Art Acevedo took himself out of the running for the San Antonio police chief job, according to the Austin American-Statesman.

City Manager Sheryl Sculley named Acevedo to a group of five finalists on August 20. The remaining candidates include:

-San Antonio Police Department Interim Chief Anthony Treviño

-Dallas Police Department Deputy Chief Malik Aziz

-Las Vegas Metro Police Deputy Chief Albert Salinas

-Tucson Police Department Chief Roberto Villaseñor

Acevedo left the race for the San Antonio gig after announcing that the City of Austin had given him a 4 percent raise, bumping his annual salary to $215,000. His new contract also provides three months of severance pay if he is fired, and three additional months if he's still looking for a job.

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