Contact: Leslie Garza, Director of Communications
Office: (210) 207-8448, Cell: (210) 269-2297, firstname.lastname@example.org
SAN ANTONIO (May 30, 2017) – “Today I met with the City Manager, City Attorney and Chief McManus to view the body camera videos showing an altercation between an SAPD officer and a 14-year-old girl. State law prohibits me from releasing any details about what I saw because the incident involved a minor, but the City Attorney’s Office has reached out to the family’s attorney to arrange for them to receive a copy of the video.
I am confident in the process taking place now. While the officer remains on administrative duty, Internal Affairs is conducting an investigation, including a review of the body camera footage, other videos that were taken by people in the crowd and eyewitness statements.
The Citizens Advisory Board, a panel made up of seven officers and seven community members, will hold a hearing to review the findings of the Internal Affairs investigation and determine if a violation of policy took place. If the Board determines the officer violated policy, it will make a recommendation on discipline to the Chief. The Chief will then meet with the officer and determine the level of discipline or corrective action. If the officer disagrees with the ruling of the Chief, he may appeal the ruling to an arbitrator.”