Judge Boyd’s court recused from three felony cases, amid fallout from YouTube stream
An administrative judge this month granted recusals in three felony cases being heard by 187th District Court Judge Stephanie Boyd, following complaints about her decision to stream courtroom proceedings on her YouTube page.
After mistrial, prosecutors dismiss charge against ex-SAPD officer, reindict second officer on reduced charge
A former San Antonio police officer accused of beating a man after kicking in the door of his East Side home has been reindicted on a lesser charge of assault while a fellow officer involved in the case has had his charge dismissed, court records obtained Thursday by KSAT Investigates show.
Ex-Johnson High School staffer to be charged under new felony child grooming law
Daniela Franco, 23, a teacher’s assistant at Johnson High School resigned in lieu of termination last month and is now wanted on a felony child grooming warrant after North East Independent School District police said she sent nude photos and lewd videos of herself to a teenage student at the school.
Investigation clears Fair Oaks Ranch police chief, reveals further dysfunction within department
The city of Fair Oaks Ranch has released an independent report that clears Police Chief Tim Moring of wrongdoing and claims that officers who came forward with complaints against Moring were attempting to distract attention from their inappropriate relationship with one another.
Deputy assigned to Sakai’s security detail accused of flashing gun at teen, family during Selma dispute
A sheriff’s deputy assigned to County Judge Peter Sakai’s security detail is accused of flashing a gun at a teenager and his family outside a home in Selma, law enforcement records obtained by KSAT Investigates show.
Records: Convention center security supervisor resigns, made inappropriate comments to female subordinate
A security supervisor for the San Antonio Convention and Sports Facilities Department resigned this month, days after the city proposed terminating him for inappropriate comments and vulgar jokes made to a female subordinate, personnel records obtained by KSAT Investigates show.
NEISD board candidate spit on Uber driver, repeatedly kicked car door during public intoxication incident, records show
One of the finalists for the vacant spot on North East Independent School District’s board of trustees is accused of spitting on an Uber driver and repeatedly kicking the door of his vehicle earlier this year, San Antonio police records obtained by KSAT Investigates confirm.
Edgewood officer arrested, accused of ‘launching’ woman into table, injuring her hand, wrist and knee
An Edgewood Independent School District Police Department officer was arrested earlier this month after a woman told sheriff’s deputies he injured her wrist and knee during a domestic violence incident, records show.
SAPD officer suspended 30 days for shopping, visiting home while on duty
A San Antonio police officer was suspended 30 days without pay late last month after an internal affairs investigation determined he went shopping while on duty and visited his home three separate times while assigned to calls for service, discipline records obtained by KSAT Investigates show.
SAPD: Man with history of violence told ex he was taking her to see her dead parents, sent photos of large holes he dug
A San Antonio man with a history of violent offenses is accused of telling his ex-girlfriend he was taking her to see her dead parents and sent her photos of large holes in the ground he dug, a warrant obtained by KSAT Investigates shows.
‘Sometimes I have naughty thoughts about you!!’: Medina County JP reprimanded by state for text to staffer
A Medina County justice of the peace was reprimanded by the state and ordered to through sexual harassment training last month after telling a female county employee via text message that he sometimes has naughty thoughts about her, records obtained by KSAT Investigates show.
Follow the money: How a political action committee disrupted the status quo within North East ISD
Campaign finance reports obtained by KSAT Investigates from the Texas Ethics Commission show that Steve Hilliard, Marsha Landry, Diane Villarreal and Jacqueline Klein all have ties to a socially conservative political action committee (PAC) called Parents United for Freedom.
Rehabilitation programs changing trajectory of inmates’ lives; KSAT Investigates takes you inside a prison lockdown
During a KSAT Investigates visit to the Wynne Unit in Huntsville during the statewide lockdown, we had the opportunity to visit with some of the inmates who are leaders in their units and the director of the Rehabilitation Programs Division.
Candidate for vacant NEISD board position being sued by district for unpaid property taxes
A candidate to fill the vacant spot on North East Independent School District’s board of trustees was sued by the district last year amid allegations she failed to pay property taxes in 2019 and 2020, court records obtained this week by KSAT Investigates show.
30-day suspension issued for SAPD officer who let man wanted on felony DWI warrant leave crash scene
A San Antonio police officer is currently serving a 30-day suspension after he allowed a man wanted on a felony DWI warrant to leave a crash scene despite him showing signs of intoxication, discipline records obtained by KSAT Investigates show.
Star UTSA wide receiver accused of repeatedly violating bond conditions in DWI crash case
A star wide receiver for the University of Texas at San Antonio football program on bond in an elevated DWI case is accused of repeatedly violating conditions of his pretrial release, court records obtained by KSAT Investigates show.
SAPD suspends sergeant who told motorist during traffic stop: ‘I don’t give wife-beaters a break, sir’
A veteran San Antonio police sergeant served a 15-day suspension last month after his own body-worn camera captured footage of him calling a motorist a “wife-beater” during a traffic stop, SAPD discipline records show.
CPS Energy spokesman claims he was wrongfully terminated for not turning over medical info to utility security staff
A former bilingual communications specialist with CPS Energy fired last year for failing to cooperate with an investigation into his behavior at work said he was simply following instructions from the utility’s human resources department.
Teen faces trespassing, drug charges as search for suspects accused of striking NISD officer with car continues
A San Antonio teenager faces criminal trespassing and drug charges in connection to an incident last month in which a Northside Independent School District police officer was struck by a vehicle outside the district’s natatorium.
VIDEO: St. Mary’s law student wins civil judgment against ex, gets arrested on theft warrant minutes later
A St. Mary’s University School of Law student won a civil judgment in court against her ex-boyfriend last month only to get arrested on a theft warrant minutes later, footage captured by KSAT Investigates shows.
$110K truck belonging to woman who embellished husband’s wartime injuries returned to federal authorities
A $110,000 truck found in Kentucky after federal authorities attempted to seize it as restitution in a fraud case this summer has been returned to San Antonio, court records filed by the Department of Justice confirm.
Bandera County GOP leaders enter pretrial diversion, forced to resign positions in felony fraud case
Two leaders of the Bandera County GOP have been forced to resign their positions but can avoid having a felony conviction on their record as long as they stay out of trouble after signing pretrial diversion agreements, court records obtained Monday by KSAT Investigates show.
DA’s office recommended low bonds for man accused of being ‘ready for war’ with Universal City police
A Bexar County assistant district attorney recommended low bonds for a man accused of threatening to kill a Universal City family and get in a shootout with police, footage obtained by KSAT Investigates shows.
Woman who embellished husband’s wartime injuries ordered to surrender $110K truck. Feds found it in Kentucky.
Josephine Perez-Gorda, 40, and the man found in possession of the truck, Franklin Powell, were ordered to be in court Jan. 15 for a show cause hearing, according to an order signed by Judge Fred Biery last week.
Despite some pretrial diversion failures, Bexar County DA touts expanded program
Bexar County defendants given pretrial diversion repeatedly reoffended after landing dismissals, or in some instances, had their cases reopened after failing to complete the program, data analyzed by KSAT Investigates shows.
Man on parole back in custody, accused of terrorizing Stone Oak neighborhood with a gun
A San Antonio man with a violent criminal history dating back more than 15 years has been arrested and booked on a long list of new charges after investigators said he threatened people with a gun in a Stone Oak neighborhood.
Video: Off-duty SAPD officer called 911 saying woman was going to kill him. BCSO rushed to house, found him drunk
A veteran San Antonio police officer has been suspended after calling 911 and telling dispatchers a woman inside his home was going to kill him, prompting a large law enforcement response that ended with Bexar County Sheriff’s deputies instead determining that the off-duty officer was drunk.
After elderly grandmother’s home burns down, city hits her with $25K demolition bill
An elderly San Antonio woman whose home was destroyed in a fire Memorial Day weekend has been hit with a demolition bill for nearly $25,000, after city officials said they were forced to have the structure demolished.
Court tosses code enforcement cases spurred on by letter from disgraced former assistant development services director
An administrative hearing officer has tossed out four code violation cases against the owners of a west San Antonio storage yard after ruling that city code does not require the parking area to be paved.
City tore out downtown bike lane barriers after pressure from prominent real estate developer
The city of San Antonio ripped out four concrete barriers and reduced the size of two others in front of a downtown church just months after they were built, following pressure from a prominent real estate developer, records obtained by KSAT Investigates show.
10 years in prison for habitual drunk driver whose blood alcohol content was nearly 4 times the legal limit
Karon Shouse, 58, was sentenced last month in Kendall County District Court, nearly two years after investigators said she drove the wrong way down a street, nearly struck a man with her vehicle and then refused to stop for a Fair Oaks Ranch police officer who attempted to pull her over.
Man ‘ready for war’ with police found with loaded weapons, large amount of ammunition, records show
A man found with multiple loaded firearms, including an AR-style rifle, and a large amount of ammunition had planned to go to a home for a shootout with police just outside San Antonio this week, booking records obtained by KSAT Investigates show.