STOCKTON - Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva not only wasn't in the mood to discuss the issue of giving badges to his private security staff, he told two news agencies, including News10, he was finished doing interviews entirely.
Tuesday night it was learned Silva had personally paid for eight badges that resemble police badges. Silva said they're necessary when he visits rough neighborhoods.
Since Silva didn't return calls about the matter on Wednesday, a "key to the city" event Thursday offered News10 and The Stockton Record the opportunity to get more information from the mayor. The information wasn't forthcoming.