Joining me now, as promised, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley. Chief Manley, good to have you with us tonight, thank you very much for being here. Good evening. Thank you. How would you describe how this is going so far? And how are your officers managing with this? So, we are only a week into the change in the ordinances and as with any change we get, whether it be from our local governing body or the state legislature, the officers are complying with the new regulations. We put out training bulletins and again emphasized to the officers what the new requirements of the new ordinances are that we are focused on the behavior that is either dangerous or hazardous, or that is blocking the passageways. Yeah.
Obviously, you know, as you point out, your force and you are newly in charge. You did an excellent job handling the bombing situation in Boston and were promoted to chief there, but whatever is put in front of your officers is what they will carry out and what they will-- you know-- will handle and manage as best they can. But on the Austin Police Association Facebook page, people are starting to weigh on it and I'd like to get your reaction to some of this. It says, "Officers and citizens are reporting camps sprouting up all over town. Officers are confused on how to enforce the changes. Department direction is vague at best according to this one individual. Hashtag bad, bad decision." Obviously, he's not happy. What do you say to him? Well, again, social media was an avenue where people can post whatever they like. We've put out clear directions to the officers as far as what the new ordinances require. And I think the big change for us as a community and as a department is areas where officers used to have the ability to impact complaints that we would receive being individuals that felt like their safety was in jeopardy or didn't feel comfortable in a situation.
现在履行之前的承诺，我们与奥斯汀警察局长布莱恩·曼利连线。曼利局长，今晚很高兴见到您，非常感谢您能与我连线 。晚上好 。谢谢 。您怎么形容现在的状况？您的警察下属是怎么处理这件事的？我们刚刚修改法令一周，我们每次做出修改的时候，不论是我们的地方主管部门还是州议会做出的修改，警察们都会遵守新规定 。我们张贴了培训公告，并向警察们重申新法令的新要求，要求我们要关注危险行为，或者堵塞通道的行为 。是的 。