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SAPD confirms one of its officers escorted Manuel Medina supporters to polls

Department to investigate matter

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SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Police Department confirmed one of its officers worked to escort Manuel Medina supporters to the polls. It is now investigating the matter.

Videos posted on the Medina for Mayor Facebook page showed two officers blocking traffic and leading a caravan of supporters to go vote.

Medina, who’s running for mayor in the upcoming San Antonio election, said Tuesday he has been using police escorts for years to get people to go vote.

Medina also said that neither of the officers worked for the SAPD. The Police Department said that’s not the case.

The SAPD officer seen in the video was working off-duty at the time of the incident.

The Police Department will investigate whether any policy was violated.

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