KXAN News reports that multiple robberies in East Austin have shop owners defending their businesses with hot pans due to lack of resources at the Austin Police Department. Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo points to a lack of resources at the department as the root cause of this criminal activity. Acevedo went on further stating,
“There’s a science to this. Police don’t go out blindly anymore. We’re armed with data and as a result we do a good job with limited resources.”
This statement comes at a time when APD and Central Texas law enforcement are putting unprecedented resources into DWI enforcement and DWI arrests in Austin, Texas.