Edgewood ISD officer who put knee on neck of teen previously dismissed from BCSO for excessive force
An Edgewood Independent School District police officer seen on cell phone camera footage kneeling on the neck of a teenager late last year had previously been dismissed by the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office for excessive force, personnel records obtained by KSAT Investigates show.
High school freshman shot and killed near home in far west Bexar County
The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office has released few details about the shooting of Ted Johnson Jr., 15, beyond saying he was found unresponsive and shot multiple times in the 500 block of Lucrezia at 12:10 a.m. Sunday. He pronounced dead at University Hospital less than an hour later.
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.
Second Bexar County jail study focuses on morale improvements to fight staffing shortage
Though jail staffing was just one aspect of the review by American Correctional Consultants, it remains one of the primary focuses for commissioners, who approve millions of dollars for forced overtime at the jail every year.
Suspended BCSO deputy told Somerset superintendent’s son to delete explicit photos of classmate from phone
A Bexar County Sheriff’s deputy has been suspended after an internal investigation found he advised the son of Somerset Independent School District’s superintendent to delete explicit photos and a video of a female classmate off his phone.
Texas county to investigate transportation of migrants to Martha's Vineyard
The Bexar County Sheriff's Office said it had launched a probe into the operation, which it said transported migrants who had been housed at a shelter in San Antonio to Florida and subsequently to the Massachusetts island.cbsnews.com
Victims’ families call for state to remove Bexar County sheriff from Anaqua Springs case
Two families made strong accusations Monday against Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar and his office for the handling of shooting deaths of two young girls and their mother in the Anaqua Springs neighborhood in Boerne in 2019.
Records: Less than a quarter of BCSO deputy COVID-19 benefits claims have been approved
Bexar County Sheriff’s detention officers and deputies who have applied for COVID-19 workers’ compensation benefits since the start of the pandemic have been denied more than 75 percent of the time, records obtained by KSAT Investigates confirm.
BCSO deputy suspended after inmate found with loaded gun
Deputy Victor Jimenez III on March 10 brought a prisoner into the Bexar County Jail’s south tower for processing. The prisoner was then searched by a deputy from the agency’s Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) who found the prisoner in possession of a loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun, according to Jimenez’s suspension report.
BCSO investigating threatening letters sent to Barrientes Vela ahead of public corruption trial
An attorney for the former Bexar County Precinct 2 constable provided evidence to Judge Velia Meza on July 21, including multiple rounds of live ammunition as well as letters in which someone threatened to kill Barrientes Vela.
Warrant: Arrested BCSO corporal used forearm to cover victim’s mouth and then squeeze her neck
A Bexar County sheriff’s corporal arrested last week on a felony family violence charge used his forearm to cover the mouth of his victim and then squeezed her neck to the point that she temporarily could not see or hear, an arrest warrant obtained Monday by KSAT Investigates shows.
Bexar County repeatedly honored deputy who died of COVID-19. Now they’re suing his widow.
More than two years after her husband became the first Bexar County Sheriff’s deputy to die of complications from COVID-19, Pauline Pezina De La Fuente continues a drawn out legal battle for his county death benefits.
BCSO admits to search warrant clerical error in West Side standoff where deputy was shot, suspect was killed
A search warrant for the property where a Bexar County Sheriff’s deputy was shot and a suspect was killed last week included the information for the wrong person, BCSO officials admitted Monday.
BCSO deputy cleared of manslaughter charge speaks out after ‘stressful’ week under indictment
In his first public comments since being cleared of criminal wrongdoing in the shooting death of a man in Elmendorf in 2020, Bexar County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Brandin Moran said Thursday his brief indictment for manslaughter had a significant emotional impact on him and his family.
Feds charge 7 in SW Bexar County human smuggling bust
All seven suspects were drivers or passengers of vehicles stopped by Bexar County Sheriff’s investigators Thursday afternoon after they left a property in the 11200 block of Briggs Road, where a neighbor had reported seeing 50 people exit a tractor trailer.
Arbitrator sides with sheriff, upholds firing of BCSO lieutenant who was at deadly Capitol riot
An arbitrator has upheld the termination of a Bexar County Sheriff’s Office lieutenant, nearly a year after she posted multiple photographs on Facebook showing her near the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 as a protest erupted into a deadly riot, agency officials confirmed to the KSAT 12 Defenders.
Dishonorable discharge given to BCSO sergeant for alleged “improprieties” during sting operation
A veteran Bexar County Sheriff’s sergeant retired in lieu of being terminated this week, amid an investigation into whether he acted inappropriately during a covert law enforcement investigation, the KSAT 12 Defenders have confirmed.
‘It’s really a mess’: Bexar County DA hampered by SAPD, BCSO mishandling of evidence and communication issues
Public court proceedings, conversations with sources and case records reveal ongoing communication lapses and mishandling of evidence between the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office and the area’s two largest law enforcement agencies: the San Antonio Police Department and the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office.
‘I think that they just wanted something to kill’: Horse shot multiple times on far South Side
Patricia Scharmann says her mare, Stormy, was shot at least four times. A blood trail and trampled grass starting about 25 yards from the fence line show where the horse stumbled and collapsed, ultimately dying with gruesome wounds.