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Published on Friday, October 14, 2016

Police Chief William McManus Statement on Uniformed Officers in Campaign Hats

SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 14, 2016) –Police Chief William McManus provides the following statement in response to the group of officers who assisted the U. S. Secret Service with Donald Trump's motorcade on Tuesday, Oct. 11:

“The San Antonio Police Department is dedicated to the citizens that we serve. Our mission is to treat all people with integrity, compassion, fairness and respect. The recent actions by the officers assigned to the escort detail for the presidential candidate are inconsistent with our guiding principles.

I have met personally with the involved officers and the following corrective action will be taken; six supervisors will be issued a written reprimand, and seventeen officers will be provided written counseling. In addition, as part of the corrective action, the officers involved will receive training this month that will focus on the importance of impartiality and fairness in performance of official duties.

As Chief of Police, I understand the concerns over this incident. Beyond violating Departmental and City policy, the officers used poor judgment. San Antonio Police Officers have always and will always remain dedicated to professionally serving all citizens. We will continue to work tirelessly to remain a national model for police agencies across the country.”

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