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Frasier Gets Police Monitor's Nod

Former Travis County Sheriff Margo Frasier will be Austin's new police monitor.
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Former Travis County Sheriff Margo Frasier will be Austin's new police monitor.

Former Travis County Sheriff Margo Frasier will be Austin's next police monitor. 

City Manager Marc Ott made the announcement this afternoon at a City Hall news conference.  She was one of six semifinalists seeking the city-appointed civilian watchdog position, reviewing citizens' complaints against the Austin Police Department.

Frasier was the first woman elected sheriff in Travis County's history.  She retired in 2005 after serving two terms, and taught at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville until 2008.  She will succeed Clifford Brown, who was elected as a state district judge in November.

The new police monitor will assume her duties January 18.

Ian Crawford joined KUT as News Editor in 2008, after spending over four years as a reporter/anchor at KLBJ Radio in Austin. He began his broadcasting career while still in high school in Southern Oregon. During high school and college at the University of Oregon, he worked at times as a reporter, news anchor, sports play-by-play reporter, music host and commercial producer before moving to Texas in 2003.
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