The challenges that face Aurora as a new interim police chief takes command

January 19, 2024
Interim Aurora Police Chief Art Acevedo, Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman, and Aurora City Manager Jason Batchelor.Interim Aurora Police Chief Art Acevedo, Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman, and Aurora City Manager Jason Batchelor.(Tony Gorman/CPR News)
Interim Aurora Police Chief Art Acevedo, Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman, and Aurora City Manager Jason Batchelor.

In Aurora, interim police chief Art Acevedo announced this week he’s leaving. He’s going back to Texas. That means an embattled police force is changing leaders, yet again. As the new interim chief, Heather Morris, takes command on January 22, CPR justice reporter Allison Sherry gives us context on the challenges the city has faced finding a permanent chief.