The class is made up of 24 Hispanic cadets, 21 Caucasians, five black Cadets, and one Asian-American. Seven of the cadets are females.
Big-city police chiefs called on lawmakers to reject the “bathroom bill,” saying the measure is discriminatory and does not keep the public safe.
Local pastor Royce Sullivan, who gave the final remarks at the event, said the community must work together to address hard issues like gun violence.
The festival featured a scholarship giveaway to two Communities in Schools students and a cook-off between SAPD Chief McManus and SAFD Chief Hood.
Officer Miguel Moreno is the 14th officer to be killed in the line of duty since 2000, and his death follows two recent passings of other first responders.
The police chief criticized SB 4, saying it adds to burdens faced by local law enforcement and threatens already fragile police-community relations.
An SAPD officer died Friday, one day after a crime prevention patrol erupted into a shooting that left another officer wounded and the suspect dead.
Some have pointed to San Antonio’s increased violent crime rate as evidence of a crisis, but local crime experts say the city is still one of the safest big cities.
Among the hundreds of people that came to Austin to testify in opposition of Senate Bill 4 on Thursday was San Antonio Police Chief William McManus.
San Antonio Police Chief William McManus announced a new policing initiative Wednesday to combat violent crime, which increased by 9.2% over the past year.