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Wed Apr 14, 2021, 05:33 PM

Former San Antonio Mayor Julin Castro backs proposition to limit police union's bargaining power

In what amounts to the highest-profile endorsement of the local ballot measure to strip collective bargaining power from San Antonio's powerful police union, former mayor Julián Castro has endorsed Proposition B.

In a video posted to Twitter on Monday, Castro — a former Democratic presidential candidate and the Obama White House's housing chief — said he supports police and their work but added that they must be held accountable.

He said Prop B, which voters will decide on during the May 1 citywide election, is a way to achieve that.

"Our system of accountability is broken," he said. "In fact, 70% of SAPD officers fired by the police chief have to be rehired because our accountability system is so bad — the worst rehire rate of bad officers in the nation."

Read more: https://www.sacurrent.com/the-daily/archives/2021/04/13/former-san-antonio-mayor-julian-castro-backs-proposition-to-limit-police-unions-bargaining-power
(San Antonio Current)

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