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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. 

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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.

Ryan Loyd / TPR News

San Antonio has been locked in a contentious battle between public safety unions and city negotiators for more than a year. We check in with both sides to find out how close we are to a done deal when it comes to Police and Fire contracts.

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San Antonio Woman Finds Bag Of Cocaine In A Granola Bar

May 7, 2015

The San Antonio Police Department is investigating how a packet of cocaine ended up inside a wrapped Nature Valley granola bar. Cynthia Rodriguez of San Antonio said she was eating the bar when a small, green bag emblazoned with dollar signs She contacted the manufacturer General Mills Inc., thinking that she had won a prize. Company officials told her to call the police instead. Rodriguez contacted police March 18 and investigators determined the bag contained cocaine. General Mills, the parent company of Nature Valley sent this statement: “We referred this to the police in March and are confident this did not happen in our facility.”

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