CONTACT: Laura E. Mayes, 210-207-1337
Spanish media: Carlos Valenzuela, 210-207-3919
SAN ANTONIO (June 29, 2020) – Today, the City of San Antonio sent a cease and desist letter to James Alfaro, owner of Alamo Sign Solutions, asking him to cease seeking volunteers for a volunteer civilian patrol. The flyer purports to seek volunteers for the San Antonio Police Department. Alfaro’s actions are unnecessary and unauthorized by San Antonio City Manager Erik Walsh and San Antonio Police Chief McManus.
“During a time when our residents are speaking up for changes in policing, flyers like these only seek to stoke controversy,” said City Manager Erik Walsh. “We do not endorse these actions and I hope this individual will finally cease these harmful actions.”
The letter informs Alfaro that continued unauthorized claims purporting to be assisting the San Antonio Police Department may result in the City seeking legal action against him.
“This poster has no affiliation whatsoever with the City of San Antonio nor the men and women who wear the San Antonio Police uniform. We once again ask that he remove any reference to SAPD from his materials,” said San Antonio Police Chief William McManus.
A copy of the cease and desist letter is attached.