San Antonio Discusses Its Relationship With Police
After last night's sniper attack left five police officer's dead in Dallas, cities around the country turned inward and officials and residents began asking questions. Could such a thing happen so close to home? Were we prepared? What do police relationships look like in our own communities?
Here in San Antonio, police had already stepped up foot patrols on the East Side and had started meeting with members of the community in an effort to build better relationships. Today, San Antonio city and police officials met with the media to address the Dallas attacks where four people are believed to be responsible for the killings, three of the suspects are already in custody and one is believed to have been killed last night.
Here's video of the press conference and 6 tweets:
Chief Treviño: "officers have never stopped working. They are going to continue to work hard to make sure people are safe."— City of San Antonio🧼+👐=💯 (@COSAGOV) July 8, 2016
Chief Treviño: "we have an honor, obligation and duty to keep our community safe."— City of San Antonio🧼+👐=💯 (@COSAGOV) July 8, 2016
De-escalation training, looking at use of force, and looking at minimum use of force to accomplish keeping community safe. -Trevino— Jacob Beltran (@JBfromSA) July 8, 2016