APD supportive of personal defense?
“You need to protect yourself. If your life is in danger and you have access to a weapon, defend yourself,” said Cpl. Anthony Hipolito, Austin Police Department.
Doesn’t seem to be an official statement of policy from APD, but it’s welcome to hear. It stands somewhat in contrast to the words of APD Chief, Art Acevedo, who comes across as unsupportive of citizens being enabled to defend themselves.
But it’s not necessarily surprising. All too often the Chief’s are more interested in politics, and it’s the men and women actually on the street who know and understand.