Officers who wore Trumps hats given reprimands, counseling

San Antonio police officers wearing Donald Trump campaign hats as the candidate leaves San Antonio. Oct. 11, 2016 (@RealDonaldTrump Twitter Video)
San Antonio police officers wearing Donald Trump campaign hats as the candidate leaves San Antonio. Oct. 11, 2016 (@RealDonaldTrump Twitter Video)

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (KXAN) — The San Antonio police officers seen wearing Donald Trump campaign hats during the candidate’s visit to San Antonio on Tuesday will receive reprimands and counseling.

Chief William McManus, in a statement Friday, said he personally met with the officers, who were part of the Republican presidential candidate’s escort detail during his visit to San Antonio. Video posted to Twitter showed the officers wearing the red “Make America Great Again” baseball caps as they posed for photos with Trump.

Six supervisors were given written reprimands and 17 officers will be given written counseling, the chief said. All of the officers involved will also receive training this month that will focus on the importance of impartiality and fairness while performing official duties.

“As Chief of Police, I understand the concerns over the incident,” McManus said. “Beyond violating Departmental and City policy, the officers used poor judgment.”

San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor said in a Tweet she was deeply disappointed by the officers’ lack of judgment. “Police must be above politics & serve everyone equally… Everything they do should send that message and today’s actions did not.”

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