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Sheriff says unrest making it difficult to recruit deputies

Nueces County Sheriff J.C. Hooper
Posted at 4:27 PM, Jul 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-22 17:31:53-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — It's been awhile since protestors in Corpus Christi gathered in a show of solidarity for George Floyd.

But Nueces County Sheriff J.C. Hooper believes the national attention on Floyd's death in Minneapolis has hurt efforts to recruit new deputies.

Sheriff Hooper made it clear today that the death of Floyd was a murder. But at the same, he believes the national news has caused many to become apprehensive about a career in law enforcement.

We’ll have more on this story tonight on our KRIS-6 News reports at 5, 6 and 10 p.m.