News Notes: Police chief changes use of force rule, other stories to know in less than 5 minutes


AUSTIN (KXAN) — Hearing tearful testimony from the brother of a teenager seriously injured by officers during a protest led the Austin police chief to announce a policy change.

Chief Brian Manley stated during Thursday’s City Council meeting that police will no longer fire less-lethal bean bag rounds into crowds, but added that they are useful in other circumstances.

In a video lasting less than five minutes, Amanda Dugan and Will DuPree share a part of the plea made by Edwin Ayala, whose 16-year-old brother Brad was hurt when police shot him in the head with a bean bag round.

Additionally, the other stories discussed during the latest KXAN Live News Notes include:

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