Some San Antonio police officers are currently facing disciplinary measures after appearing in a video for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday. In the video, the cops are seen wearing red “Make America Great Again” caps.
Police Chief William McManus said the officers violated policy, since city policy bans employees from getting involved in politics while serving as city employees. McManus ensured there would be consequences:
“The officers wearing the campaign hats while in uniform violated SAPD policy and will be disciplined appropriately. SAPD officers are charged with protecting the entire community. The officers displayed poor judgment. 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 deemed the act by the officers’ as disappointing:
“I am deeply disappointed by some of our SAPD officers’ lack of judgment. While on duty, police must be above politics with an obligation to serve everyone equally. Everything they do should send that message and today’s actions did not.”
Trump tweeted the video of the greeting, where the billionaire businessman was heard saying “thank you, fellas.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 11, 2016