"Because I’m the mayor of this goddamn city, and we’re going to make change together, OK?" the mayor told demonstrators earlier this month during a speech outside Bexar County Courthouse."If a policeman would have said the exact same thing that the mayor had done, he would have been facing discipline and probably termination, because they’re saying that you brought discredit to the police department," Helle said during the KSAT interview.
Mike Helle, president of San Antonio police union, has truly done damage and disservice to the police officers of the SAPD. https://t.co/2RYm2jX9k7— Joaquin Castro (@JoaquinCastrotx) June 22, 2020
"If you're person of faith, it's completely offensive and violates the Third Commandment," he said. "My point was obviously not understood that the language by an officer can get you fired, but language from a politician was seen as appropriate.
"As far as the congressman, his comments are irrelevant to me and our membership."Earlier this month, Helle announced he plans to retire as union chief around the end of the year.
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