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Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich speaks at a news conference in his less shaggy days.
San Antonio Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich isn't dialing back his support for police accountability.
A day after San Antonio voters narrowly defeated Proposition B
, a charter amendment that would have stripped the police union of its collective bargaining power, Popovich told the Express-News
the city still should press for ways to ensure bad officers are removed from the force.
“[Prop B] would have been a good step in the right direction,” Popovich told the Express-News
Sunday before the Spurs' loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. “It wasn’t a cure-all; it wasn’t perfect. But we really do need accountability, and it was a good first step, if we had had enough people that believed that."
Popovich revealed his support for Prop B while meeting with reporters in the days before Saturday's election. His endorsement came shortly after those of Julián Castro, a former San Antonio mayor and Democratic presidential candidate, and former El Paso U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, who also ran for president in 2020 as a Democrat.
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