Government & Public Policy

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From Texas Standard:

It’s common practice for police officers to earn a couple of bucks on the side by working various off-duty gigs.

But for some moonlighting officers, one piece of equipment is often left behind. Most police agencies that require officers to wear body cameras don't require or won't allow cameras on off-duty officers.

 

From Texas Standard:

In the Alamo City, the mayor's race ended in an upset, as an incumbent running for re-election was defeated for the first time in two decades. The margin was 55-45 percent, and Ivy Taylor, the city's first female, African-American mayor is out, defeated by City Councilmember Ron Nirenberg.

Louisa Jonas / Texas Public Radio

The new city council member-elect for District 2 in San Antonio says public safety will be a top priority.

David Martin Davies / Texas Public Radio

San Antonio City Hall is headed in a new direction.  Saturday night District 8 Councilmember Ron Nirenberg upset incumbent Mayor Ivy Taylor, after a runoff campaign that pitted Nirenberg’s promise of a more responsive, inclusive government against Taylor’s message that the city’s on strong footing with a new police contract, bond package and improved public safety.

From Texas Standard:

Have you voted yet? We're looking at you Pasadena, and you, El Paso, and you, too, San Antonio. Tomorrow there are runoff elections in all three cities. And in each city, the top job in city government is at stake.

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