Sgt. Kathryn Nance of the SPOA said she watched the longer video of Councilwoman Kathy Miller’s comments – not once but twice. Nance said she’s not changing her opinion. The union remains neutral on Measure A.
“I still don’t see her say, “Yes, we need 100 new officers,’ ” Nance said. “We can’t keep banging our heads against the wall.”
Nance said she believes Stockton needs the additional tax revenue and other crime prevention social programs. The city also needs more police officers, and she said that doesn’t come through loud and clear.
Miller’s video formed just part of the decision on neutrality. Nance reiterated that police union is letting the public and its members decide Nov. 5 what’s best for them and for the community.
“The new video doesn’t change our neutral position,” she said. “We are not comfortable with supporting this tax as written right now.”