AUSTIN -- It's been a busy month for the Austin Police Department. Since an officer-involved shooting of Larry Eugene Jackson, several questions have been raised, an accused leak is being sought after, and protesters have called for APD Chief Art Acevedo's job.
"They can have it anytime they want. I was looking for one when I found this one, and I'm sure there will be another one out there," said Chief Art Acevedo.
After nearly a month, Acevedo addressed publicly an officer-involved shooting and a leak of information that stems back to August 26. The police chief has been out of town for a family emergency.
With no dash camera video and no witnesses to the shooting, what happened under the bridge near Benchmark Bank in Central Austin will be left to the officer's statements as well as evidence.
Austin Police Association President Wayne Vincent says someone leaked critical details of the shooting to the public. He's calling on the City to conduct a thorough investigation including interviews, cellphone records and requiring officers to participate as a term of their employment.
"Wayne Vincent knows all that. His dog and pony show, we're gonna leave all the tricks to him. We're gonna focus on what's really important," said Acevedo.
When asked if he is the leak, Acevedo replied, "Absolutely not."
Since the shooting that originated with a police chase from the bank, Chief Acevedo has made changes within the police department.
"We've taken some steps to further tighten information that's confidential," Acevedo said. "We are going to take some steps to make it that much more difficult for information to get out."
Acevedo says if the leak came from inside APD, it's too soon to know if they will be punished.
"We'll cross that bridge when we come to it," he said.
The city manager has been calling and interviewing people trying to figure out where it originated.
Chief Acevedo says the shooting investigation is "on the fast track." He's given the department 45 days to report their findings and turn the case over to the district attorney's office.