San Antonio Police Officers Shown in Trump Campaign Caps

San Antonio's police chief promises disciplinary action for more than a dozen officers seen in a Donald Trump campaign video wearing "Make America Great Again" caps while in uniform, violating city policy.

The San Antonio Express-News reports a video on Trump's Twitter account shows at least 14 members of his motorcycle escort wearing the caps after returning Trump to San Antonio International Airport from a Tuesday fundraiser.

In the 25-second video, Trump is heard saying to the officers wearing his signature red caps, "Thank you, fellas."

Several officers thanked Trump in return and gave him a thumbs-up sign.

In a statement posted to the city Twitter account, Chief William McManus said the officers "displayed poor judgment" and "will be disciplined appropriately." He mentioned no specifics.

San Antonio Police Chief William McManus released the following statement Tuesday night.

"The officers wearing the campaign hats while in uniform violated SAPD policy and will be disciplined appropriately. SAPD officers are charged with protecting the entire community.

The officers displayed poor judgment. I expect them to know better than to give the appearance of endorsing a candidate while on duty and in uniform, regardless of the political campaign or the candidate."

San Antonio Police Officers Association President Mike Helle said such political activity while on duty violates city policy.

San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor expressed her thoughts about the incident via Twitter.

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