Formed after last year’s spike in violent crime, the City’s violent crime task force has made more than 4,600 arrests to date.
San Antonio Police Department Detective Kenneth Valdez, who is accused of mishandling over 130 cases, has been fired by Police Chief William McManus.
The San Antonio Police Department discovered that the cases of sex crimes and domestic violence were not properly investigated, Chief William McManus said.
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.