Records: Arbitrator in high-profile SAPD, BCSO discipline cases intended to defraud creditors during past bankruptcy
An arbitrator who has decided several high-profile San Antonio and Bexar County first responder discipline cases in recent years is under scrutiny after federal courts ruled he intended to defraud creditors during a previous bankruptcy filing, KSAT Investigates has confirmed.
One year since Robb Elementary shooting, mystery still surrounds criminal investigation of law enforcement response
One year since the Robb Elementary School shooting, it remains unclear whether any of the nearly 400 law enforcement officers who responded that fateful May day will be criminally charged for their inaction.
San Antonio woman sues BCSO after a confidential informant planted drugs in her home
Rubee Sandoval proved a confidential informant working for BCSO planted drugs in her home and others. Sandoval's unmasking of the corrupt informant led to the overturning of at least 4 convictions and the dismissal of her case. Since the botched drug raid on her home, Sandoval said she lost the home, her vehicle and her job. She's now suing the county, Sheriff Salazar, his narcotics deputies, and the confidential informant.
Harlandale ISD student loses testicle after being kicked by classmate
A child with special needs at Harlandale Independent School District was forced to have surgery to remove one of his testicles after a classmate kicked him in the groin, district and medical records obtained by KSAT Investigates show.
Even more issues for SA convention center as supervisor fired for inappropriate text messages
A maintenance supervisor at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center was fired this month after a workplace investigation found he sent sexually inappropriate text messages to a woman who worked under him, records obtained Wednesday by KSAT Investigates confirm.
Records: Councilman Perry made teen girl cashier uncomfortable before drunken hit-and-run crash
San Antonio City Councilman Clayton Perry drank more than 14 alcoholic beverages and repeatedly professed his love for a teenage drive-thru cashier shortly before crashing his Jeep into another vehicle and fleeing the scene, prosecution records obtained by KSAT Investigates show.
Car stolen from SA family racked up hundreds of dollars in fees at city pound
A car stolen from a downtown parking lot in early March was repeatedly cited for parking illegally blocks away and then sat for more than a week at the city’s impound lot, before its owner was finally informed of its recovery.
Female convention center employees file lawsuit against city, accusing male supervisors of harassment and sexual assault
Female maintenance employees at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center were subjected to sexual harassment, sexual assault, battery and verbal abuse by their male supervisors, a lawsuit filed Friday in Bexar County District Court claims.
Feds move to freeze assets of woman who embellished husband’s wartime injuries in fraud scheme
Department of Justice officials have moved to freeze the assets of a Dripping Springs woman who embellished her Army husband’s wartime injuries as part of a lengthy fraud scheme, federal court records obtained by KSAT Investigates show.
Man charged with killing own daughter faced massive tax liens, defaulted on golf membership payments
A San Antonio nurse practitioner accused of shooting his ex-wife and two young children Monday, killing the youngest victim, faced tens of thousands of dollars in unpaid golf membership dues, Bexar County court records obtained by KSAT Investigates show.
Domestic violence survivor criticizes plea deal that gave attacker no jail time
A domestic abuser with a previous family violence conviction in Bexar County was given five years probation and no jail time as part of a plea deal with prosecutors. Now, the deal is being criticized by the victim in the case.
Parents sew recording device in toddler’s jacket, capture audio of day care worker threatening to harm kids
Two employees of a San Antonio day care directed profane language toward young children, with one of the women even threatening to harm kids in her care, according to audio recordings obtained by KSAT Investigates.
DA Gonzales pushes back on KSAT exposé into workplace complaints
Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales on Tuesday publicly took issue with KSAT’s reporting on workplace complaints within his agency, telling county commissioners that low pay is the primary catalyst behind a drove of recent resignations.
Post commander stripped of position after sounding alarm on Texas VFW leader’s intoxication manslaughter conviction
A commander of a San Antonio VFW post was stripped of his position last year after repeatedly alerting leaders of the organization that one of its state officers is on probation for intoxication manslaughter.
Sexual relationship between district attorney intern, accuser forces DA to step down from cases
Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales formally recused his office from four felony cases against a San Antonio attorney this month, days after a former DA intern acknowledged in court that he had a sexual relationship with the alleged victim.
Bexar County, University Health pay $175,000 settlement to woman who suffered lithium overdose in jail
A San Antonio woman who suffered a seizure and slipped into a coma after she was given lithium treatments while in custody in 2020 has been given a settlement from Bexar County and University Health totaling $175,000, public records confirm.
Felony charges against SA attorney in jeopardy after DA intern’s sexual relationship with accuser
Felony charges against a San Antonio attorney accused of repeatedly assaulting his then-girlfriend could be in doubt after a former intern with the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office testified Friday that he had a sexual relationship with Perez’s accuser.
Arbitrator says SAPD detective falsely claimed he was nearly hit by truck prior to chase, upholds his termination
A former San Antonio police detective fired in 2018 for an unauthorized pursuit had his termination upheld this week, after the arbitrator overseeing the case said he falsely claimed he was nearly hit by the suspect’s truck prior to the chase.
‘Culture of impunity’: San Marcos police facing civil rights lawsuits for using Taser on 2 people, including man who is deaf
A pair of lawsuits pending in federal court in Austin accuse San Marcos police of quickly resorting to the use of stun guns to violate the civil rights of two men in separate incidents.
SA man says hospital forgot to sedate him during procedure, and he has a drug screening to prove it
A San Antonio man who said a hospital failed to sedate him during an outpatient procedure last fall went as far as to get an independent drug screening to prove the powerful drugs were not in his system.
Man tied up, tortured, injected with bleach prior to body being dumped behind Live Oak apartments, warrant states
A man whose body was found dumped behind vacant apartments in Live Oak last month was tied up, tortured and injected with bleach, a murder warrant obtained Thursday by KSAT Investigates shows.
New East Side road, sidewalks, curbs torn up after miscommunication between Public Works, SAWS
The Public Works Department and San Antonio Water System have given conflicting timelines on why a $972,000 road repair project in an east San Antonio neighborhood was interrupted earlier this year to make way for the installation of a new water main.
Yet another Bexar County jail inmate dies in custody while held on low bond, criminal trespass charge
An inmate held at the Bexar County Jail for nearly half a year on a low level misdemeanor criminal trespassing charge died this month after suffering an apparent medical episode, BCSO officials conceded Friday.
Bad blood between Grey Forest mayor, police administration preceded department’s implosion
The temporary loss of what some residents call the city’s “24/7 police coverage” has pitted neighbor against neighbor with one faction blaming Waldrop and the other blaming a law enforcement agency that detractors say lacked initiative and clear operating standards.
Texas Ranger at center of Barrientes Vela case held in contempt of court
Ranger Bradley Freeman, whose testimony was crucial in getting a jury this fall to convict Barrientes Vela on two felony counts of tampering with records, apologized to the court for mentioning a separate official oppression case while that jury was present.