Where do the Candidates Stand on Cite and Release

SA Stands has surveyed every candidate running for the 2021 Municipal Election on whether they would introduce and pass a cite-and-release ordinance.

A cite-and-release policy requires law enforcement officers to issue a citation instead of arresting an individual for low-level offenses, such as marijuana possession, minor theft, and driving with an invalid license.

SA Stands is a grassroots coalition of 26 San Antonio and Texas-based organizations and was launched in the spring of 2018. Their objective is to fight the criminal legal system and the rate at which communities are policed, incarcerated, and deported.

SA Stands believes that a criminal legal system that implements hardships for a low-level offense must be reformed. Their priority is to reduce the number of people in jail from small offenses.C

Here are the survey results: