- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 6, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Austin police chief is facing an ethics complaint filed by an ex-officer accusing him of not submitting a personal financial statement in a timely manner.

The Austin American-Statesman (https://bit.ly/1KgBYrC ) reports Police Chief Art Acevedo fired officer Jermaine Hopkins in October for failing to follow orders and other policy violations. His termination is under appeal.

Hopkins says he filed the complaint because city officials need to be held accountable. He says he didn’t make the complaint out of retaliation for his firing.

The Ethics Review Commission on Monday voted to hold a hearing on Jan. 27 to determine whether Acevedo violated any rules.

The police chief sent a letter to the commission saying that problems with submitting electronic documents to the city clerk’s office hampered him from turning in his 2012 personal financial report. He apologized and says he’s now submitted the report.

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Information from: Austin American-Statesman, https://www.statesman.com

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