SAPD officers shown wearing Donald Trump hats with candidate

SAPD officers wear Trump hats, violate policy

Some San Antonio Police Department officers are at the heart of a controversy after they were pictured with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump wearing “Make America Great Again” hats.

The video was shared on Donald Trump's official Twitter account:

 

 

SAPD Chief William McManus expressed his disappointment with the move, saying that the officers violated department policy. He released a statement on Twitter saying, in part:

“The officers displayed poor judgement. I expect them to know better than to give the appearance of endorsing a candidate while on duty and in uniform, regardless of the political campaign or the candidate.”

 

 

Mayor Ivy Taylor joined Chief McManus on social media, condemning the actions of the officers:

“Police must be above politics & serve everyone equally. Everything they do should send that message and today’s actions did not.”

 

 

 

 

After sharing the photo to our KENS 5 Facebook page, hundreds of comments were posted within minutes by people either admonishing the officers or defending them.

(© 2016 KENS)


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