Police union issues statement on phone survey

Statement claims city manager, chamber working together

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Police Officers Association issued a statement Friday, saying the city manager and the chamber of commerce have been working together on a phone survey into city issues. 

The statement comes after City Manager Sheryl Sculley issued a memo denying her involvement. 

The push poll, as the police union calls it, is in regards to stalled collective bargaining negotiations with the city.

Friday's statement questions what the Sculley knew about the survey and when she knew it. 

Click here to read the full statement.

Earlier this week, Sculley sent a memo to the mayor and City Council about the survey, saying she knew about it, but did not know what was being asked or what the results were.

Chamber President Richard Perez said the survey is about city issues, not a push poll against the union.

Union President Mike Helle said in Friday statement that he believes Sculley was involved, but he doesn't know to what extent.

Helle said Perez's comments damage his and the chamber's credibility and that the union needs to hold him accountable. 

The city and the union have been at odds over the collective bargaining agreement. It is not known when negotiations will resume.