Former Cedar Park Police Chief Sean Mannix withdraws from Burnet chief position

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Former Cedar Park Police Department Chief Sean Mannix is pictured in this 2015 file photo. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)

Former Cedar Park Police Department Chief Sean Mannix is pictured in this 2015 file photo. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)

Former Cedar Park Police Chief Sean Mannix withdrew his acceptance as chief of police in Burnet. Mannix was to begin his new position July 13.

Burnet City Manager David Vaughn confirmed Mannix's actions on July 13.

Mannix previously served as the Cedar Park police chief for seven years. He announced his retirement from the department Jan. 24. Mannix's retirement came after the November exoneration of Greg Kelley, who was wrongly convicted of super aggravated sexual assault against a child in 2014. Kelley and others called for the firing of Mannix following the Nov. 6 exoneration.

Kelley filed a lawsuit against Mannix, Cedar Park officer Christopher Dailey and the city of Cedar Park on May 5. The lawsuit seeks monetary damages “for committing acts and knowing omissions.”

Dailey, the former Cedar Park Police Department detective who oversaw the investigation of Greg Kelley, resigned from the Cedar Park department July 9 effective immediately, according to the city.


Dailey's resignation followed a July 8 complaint that Cedar Park Mayor Corbin Van Arsdale and Council Member Mike Guevara filed with the Williamson County district attorney. The nature of the incident in the complaint is listed as "city detective committing aggravated perjury on witness stand," according to the filed complaint.
By Taylor Girtman
After interning with Community Impact Newspaper in 2019, Taylor Girtman became a reporter for the Cedar Park and Leander edition in Feb. 2020. She covers the Cedar Park and Leander city councils.


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