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As the nation reacts to recent shootings of black men by police, San Antonio public officials and community members met Wednesday night to take the pulse of police relations here. It’s difficult to know how candid or productive the meeting was, because it was not open to the media or general public.

The San Antonio Police Department has been on high alert since the killing of five police officers in Dallas this month. And many San Antonio cops have been patrolling in pairs -- two officers per car. 

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

San Antonio Police are considering policy changes following more sniper-style killings of police officers. Police Chief William McManus hinted at the changes at a gun violence forum Sunday.
 

Following fatal attacks on police in Dallas and now Baton Rouge, San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said Sunday he’s taking steps to protect his forces.

San Antonio Police Department

San Antonio police say they are investigating an incident where multiple shots were fired at police headquarters Saturday night, apparently leaving bullet impact marks found on the east side of the building.

Jack Morgan / Texas Public Radio

San Antonio Police Chief William McManus responded Thursday evening to a police association vote of no confidence and a call for his resignation.  

The union vote came after the chief announced new policies for how officers will deal with suspects and deadly force.

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