SAN ANTONIO -- A community taking a stand against crime is taking it one step further: they're bringing in the top cop to back their efforts to get neighbors involved and put an end to drug crimes and prostitution.
Members of the West End Hope Action Organization walked the Lincoln Heights Courts with San Antonio Police Chief William McManus Thursday night. They walked through areas that have been plagued with prostitution, but all was quiet that evening.
"This needs to be done more frequently," Chief McManus said. "This is more symbolic tonight, keeping more people involved. The more people we have involved, the better chances of success, long-term success."
The organization has been vocal about taking back the streets from criminals. Chief McManus said officers have made more than 100 arrests since September and are rotating units in the area to target the different types of crime. He said Code Enforcement has also demolished five vacant houses, which were problematic for neighbors.