Surge in San Antonio Police Shootings Raises Concerns: In San Antonio, a police officer shot someone, leading to the placement of crime scene tape. The killing happened at a south city apartment.
Chief McManus stated that a 46-year-old man was shot and killed by a police officer wielding a knife. The man refused to give up his gun, escalating the situation and forcing the police officer to use deadly force.
The cop’s name was Joshua Bagley. He was a San Antonio cop for 3 years.
The SAPD says it was the 10th officer-involved shooting in 2023.
Since Aug 30, four people spoke to San Antonio police and ended up together. Five people were killed by police in 2022. We now know it’s a significant change.
These numbers show excessive police presence, violence, and killings. Ananda Tomas, founder of Act 4 SA, believes police issues are not limited to distant cities. They’re happening in San Antonio.
Tomas worries that adding 105 police officers to the budget may raise police-related deaths due to increased risk encounters.
We tried to interview the San Antonio Police Department. Still, no one was available to discuss the rise in police-involved killings or their plans to address it.