SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — The San Antonio Police Officers’ Association will not represent the officer who shot a critically wounded a teen in a San Antonio McDonald’s parking lot last week.
The San Antonio Police Department fired officer James Brennand last week for shooting a 17-year-old boy who was eating a burger in his car at a McDonald’s on Blanco Road last Sunday. Brennand had only been on the job for seven months.
“New police recruits must complete a 1-year probationary period before becoming eligible for benefits provided by the union,” union president Danny Diaz said in a statement. “The San Antonio Police Officers’ Association is not representing Officer Brennand. We understand the San Antonio Police Department’s decision to terminate Officer James Brennand but will refrain from further comment until a full investigation is completed.”
The police and the Bexar County District Attorney’s office are investigating the shooting.