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SAPOA Press Release – June 6, 2019

EXPRESS-NEWS "REPORT" FILLED WITH ERRORS, MOST LIKELY OBTAINED ILLEGALLY Report’s inaccuracies and delivery and possession raise legal and ethical questions for those involved.   San Antonio, TX – Earlier this year, the Express-News published a story about a police...

SAPOA Press Release – June 3, 2019

NIRENBERG SUED, REFUSES TO COMPLY WITH INVESTIGATION INTO “RELIGIOUS BIGOTRY” Attorney General: City hiding discriminatory motives for “extreme” Chick-fil-A decision. San Antonio, TX – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing Ron Nirenberg and the City of San...

SAPOA Press Release – April 24, 2019

D.A. GIVES A PASS TO CRIMINAL TRESPASSERS Joe Gonzales Says Criminal Trespassing By Homeless Will No Longer Be Prosecuted. San Antonio, TX – In apparent disregard for the safety and rights of San Antonio business owners and property owners, Bexar County District...
SAPOA Press Release – Dec, 6, 2018

CITY LOWERS HIRING STANDARDS FOR POLICE APPLICANTS New Employment Rules Threaten Integrity of SAPD, May Conflict with State Law San Antonio, TX – Today, the San Antonio Police Officers Association sent a letter to Mayor Nirenberg asking that he direct the Fire...

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SAPOA Press Release – Nov 30, 2018

MCMANUS SUED BY ATTORNEY GENERAL  Investigation Finds Police Chief Violated Texas Law San Antonio, TX – Today, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against the City of San Antonio, Police Chief William McManus, and City Manager Sheryl Sculley, for their...

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SAPOA Press Release – Nov 29, 2018:

CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY! Sculley Retirement Signals Possibility of Better Relations with City. San Antonio, TX – After years spending millions of taxpayer dollars on a losing lawsuit against First Responders, and less than a month after voters said they were fed up with...

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SAPD Tattoo Policy

Does the Chief’s SAPD police tattoo ban help or hurt? In 2014, Chief McManus banned San Antonio Police Officers from having visible tattoos. Officers with arm tattoos were allowed to wear sleeves to cover them, but hand or neck tattoos that could not be covered, had...

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SAPOA Christmas Dance 2018

Please join the San Antonio Police Officers’ Association for food, music, and fun! The SAPOA Christmas Dance will take place on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at the Alzafar Shrine, located at 901 N. Loop 1604 E., San Antonio, Texas, 78232. Doors will open at 6 PM and...

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SAPOA Endorses Senator Ted Cruz For Re-Election

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Police Officers Association (SAPOA) today endorsed U.S. Senator Ted Cruz for re-election. SAPOA represents police officers and their families, advocating for legislation, benefits, and working conditions for San Antonio’s police officers....

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Chief McManus’s Double Standard

He’s under investigation and still working – Any other Officer would be on leave or reassigned. (San Antonio, TX, June 4, 2018) – SAPD General Manual, Procedure 908 – Mandatory Reassignment establishes a process for the “temporary leave or reassignment” of an officer...

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