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.
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.
Top prosecutor who left DA’s office after scathing review hampered by complaints in return to office
The chief of the Bexar County District Attorney’s Family Violence Division previously resigned from the office after a performance improvement report questioned her courtroom strategy and behavior in the workplace, personnel records obtained by KSAT Investigates show.
Family expresses frustration with billboard over delayed justice for man killed in drunk driving crash
A Houston family paid for a billboard to express their frustration over delayed justice in their loved one's case. Gabriel Gallegos was killed in a wrong way driver crash in 2020, the family says the case has still not gone to trial and they expect the suspect will face the minimum punishment if any at all. The suspect is out on bond.
One year after homeless man was shot at a gas station, family frustrated with lack of charges
A year after William Hawkins, 35, was shot in a downtown gas station parking lot near McCullough Avenue and U.S. 281, his family is frustrated by what they see as a lack of justice. The Oct. 14, 2021 shooting happened in broad daylight, and was captured on camera, but the shooter is not currently facing any charges.
Bexar County district attorney names veteran prosecutor to head new civil rights division
SAN ANTONIO – Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales on Tuesday announced that veteran prosecutor Daryl Harris will lead a newly established civil rights division within the DA’s office. The division was founded following the civil unrest in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minnesota police custody. Harris, 61, a first chair prosecutor who has been with the DA’s office since 2002, has prosecuted dozens of high-profile cases. The division will focus exclusively on officer-involved shootings, custodial deaths and allegations of excessive use of force by law enforcement. Though law enforcement will continue to conduct investigations into officer-involved shootings and file reports with the DA’s office, a prosecutor and an investigator with the Civil Rights Division will also respond to the crime scene.
Complaints detail ‘aggressive’ behavior from municipal court supervisor toward people she works with
SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio Municipal Court supervisor was twice reported to court administration on allegations that she acted aggressively toward people she works with, personnel records released to the KSAT 12 Defenders confirm. The incidents involving senior warrant officer Bernadette Munguia happened weeks apart earlier this year and came just months after court officials promoted her. Weeks later, a Bexar County District Attorney’s Office supervisor made court administrators aware of a second incident involving Munguia. Court Manager Yvonne Gomez sent the following statement via email earlier this month:The City of San Antonio Municipal Court strives to address any complaints brought to our attention, including those pertaining to court personnel. Court officials released details of the complaints against Munguia in late October, more than six months after the Defenders requested the information.