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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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The San Antonio Police Department is teaming up with San Antonio McDonald's to provide free child fingerprinting at the restaurant at 1643 Pleasanton Road  from 9 to 11 a.m. this Saturday. The goal is to catalog the fingerprints of 200 children in the name of public safety. 

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

San Antonio’s police and fire fighter’s unions are claiming victory in the 10-year evergreen clause lawsuit after a judge ruled in their favor in a motion for summary judgment. Both unions took to the steps of City Hall asking the city to drop the appeal

 

Surrounded by both members of both unions, San Antonio Police Association President Mike Helle said if Mayor Ivy Taylor makes a public statement dropping the lawsuit against the evergreen clause both unions will be back to the table in 30 days.

 

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The new chief looks a lot like the old chief, as William McManus announced he would be coming back as SAPD Chief, a mere 9 months after retiring and taking a job with CPS Energy.

We take the community's pulse on their new chief.

Also on the program we talk about the University Interscholastic League hearing surrounding John Jay High School, which proved to be a bit of a snoozefest. 

Joey Palacios / TPR News

William McManus will likely be taking back is old job as Chief of San Antonio’s police department. His return comes as a surprise as he was not one of the five finalists City Manager Sheryl Sculley named in August. McManus left the department in 2014 to work as head of security for CPS Energy.

The finalists included Anthony Trevino, the current interim chief of SAPD. A city news release states during the interview process, McManus approached Sculley about heading the department again.

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