KSAT Q&A: ‘The ship has sailed.’ Sheriff Salazar introduces plan to pay for BCSO boat

KSAT Q&A: ‘The ship has sailed.’ Sheriff Salazar introduces plan to pay for BCSO boat
KSAT Q&A: ‘The ship has sailed.’ Sheriff Salazar introduces plan to pay for BCSO boat

SAN ANTONIO – Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar discussed his plans to pay for the BCSO boat after it sparked controversy on today’s KSAT Q&A.

Here are three takeaways from the Q&A:

  1. The Sheriff thinks he has the answers to paying for and maintaining a boat for the Bexar County Sheriffs Office. He thinks the boat is needed due to the number of high water rescues in the county.
  2. Salazar said jail overcrowding isn’t as big a concern right now as staffing as social distancing requirements in the Bexar County Jail means more staffing is required.
  3. The Sheriff hopes the way some Bexar County Judges are dealing with bonds could help lessen the jail population and ease staffing concerns.

About the Authors:

Myra Arthur reports and anchors KSAT News at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Sharing the stories of her hometown is a dream come true. Myra graduated from high school in the Alamo City and went on to earn a journalism degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She came back home to San Antonio to join the KSAT 12 News team in 2012.

Steve Spriester started at KSAT in 1995 as a general assignments reporter. Now, he anchors the station's top-rated 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts.