A new civics program in the Bexar County jail aims to inform inmates about politics and becoming more involved in the democratic process.
The cite and release program allows Bexar County Sheriff's deputies to treat five Class B misdemeanors as citable offenses.
Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar believes that if he's going to spend additional money on anything during his tenure, there's no better use than on more training for deputies.
The effort is meant to reduce the chances of someone getting arrested for a minor infraction and possibly being picked up by ICE.
On Jan. 1, Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau will pass the baton to San Antonio Police Department veteran Javier Salazar.
Hundreds of law enforcement professionals from across the U.S. raised their hands to answer a simple question on Monday:
"How many in this group (have) a story – either personal or (professional) – about confronting somebody with a mental health problem?" National Sheriff's Association Director Jonathan Thompson asked.