Over the past 48 hours, the town of San Antonio has seen not less than 5 confirmed shootings and a number of stabbings.
Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar joined Leading SA on Sunday to debate crime developments and the impression of recent constitutional carry legal guidelines.
“We’re seeing a rise in violent crimes. And, you understand, that was why I fought so exhausting with commissioners court docket by means of the price range course of to hold on to each place…. Twelve of my positions had been on the chopping block and we simply fought it. And fortunately, we gained that battle,” Sheriff Salazar stated.
On high of violent crimes, Salazar stated the sheriff’s workplace is focusing on particular offenses.
“Human trafficking continues to be on the foreground, together with unlawful narcotics, organized crime. You understand, we’ve bought a really large, organized crime, anti-organized crime effort going. We’ve bought to get our gang unit that’s out, up and working. And we’ve bought a covert operations group that’s out focusing on these organizations that revenue off of all this stuff,” Sheriff Salazar stated.
Proper now, a giant concern BCSO is attempting to handle is the unmanned border checkpoints, Salazar stated.
“Border Patrol checkpoints that don’t have anyone at them. My understanding is that they’ve despatched all accessible Border Patrol brokers right down to the border to course of of us, and it’s leaving these checkpoints unmanned. The issue there’s that the dope sellers realize it too, the smugglers realize it too. And they also’re simply working unchecked up into the USA. And so we’re working all people as exhausting as we will. And we let our organized crime folks know we’ve bought drug interdiction deputies which might be out on the highways as we converse. We’re attempting to cease this circulate of unlawful substances making it into our nation,” Sheriff Salazar stated.
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You may watch the complete Main SA interview with Sheriff Salazar within the video participant above.
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