More than a dozen San Antonio Police Department officers appeared to violate city policy on Tuesday when they appeared in a short video tweeted by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump wearing his trademark red hats that read “Make America Great Again.” Mayor Ivy Taylor said she was deeply disappointed, and Police Chief William McManus said the officers violated policy and would be disciplined accordingly.
The SAPD officers were part of the department’s motorcycle unit that helped escort the Trump motorcade to and from the San Antonio International. Their uniforms include the motorcycle unit patch and many can be seen in tall, black riding boots. The unit often helps transport dignitaries when they come to town, said Mike Helle, president of the San Antonio Police Officers Association. READ MORE