Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Timeline: APD Chief Art Acevedo's F1 Trip to England

KUT News
"Police operations are up and running," Chief Acevedo tweets from the U.K.

Austin has a new Twitter power user: Police Chief Art Acevedo.

While Chief Acevedo is a recent addition to the Twitterverse, having signed up this April, he’s wasted little time in utilizing the social communications tool. While Acevedo uses Twitter to communicate with citizens and share safety updates, it also shows him in a casual light, sometimes joking and complaining.

There’s been some undeniable complaints in Acevedo’s most recent string of tweets, coming all the way from Northampton, England. The police chief is part of a delegation from Austin traveling across the pond to observe a Formula 1 race at the nearby Silverstone circuit. While Acevedo and other city officials have justified the tripas a way to bolster public safety for Austin's upcoming F1 race, others have criticized the trip as a junket.

Acevedo doesn’t address those complaints directly – instead, he shares his “hope to bring back some solid lessons learned.”  But the chief does have some choice words regarding his flight, his layover, and the British weather.

KUT News has compiled a Storify timeline of Acevedo’s tweets from the trip, which runs through Sunday. 

Wells has been a part of KUT News since 2012, when he was hired as the station's first online reporter. He's currently the social media host and producer for Texas Standard, KUT's flagship news program. In between those gigs, he served as online editor for KUT, covering news in Austin, Central Texas and beyond.
Related Content