The Bexar County District Attorney’s office is adding a Law Enforcement Integrity Prosecutor.
That person will start working in that unit in just a couple weeks, focusing on use of force.
“Well I don’t just work close with law enforcement, we work close with the community,” LaHood said. “I have to balance interests out.”
“So, if a police officer or some sort of law enforcement individual breaks the law, they need to be held accountable,” he said. “They don’t get a freebie, neither does a doctor or anybody else, so justice needs to be dispensed evenly.”
He hopes the unit is set up to build trust with the community.
“If an accusation is brought to our office, we do our independent investigation and we found out that justice means not prosecuting, then we’re going to protect the law enforcement officer,” LaHood said. “But if it means they did something wrong, they’re going to be held accountable.”