CHIEF WILLIAM MCMANUS
‘I will never accept that’: Police chief says SAPD officer fired for using racist, sexist slur should not be reinstated
Arbitration for a San Antonio police officer fired earlier this year for directing a racist and sexist tirade toward a funeral home director wrapped up Wednesday, but not before nearly two hours of testimony from SAPD Chief William McManus.
Family claims footage contradicts SAPD narrative of fatal shooting. The public will likely never see the video.
Two months after a San Antonio police officer shot and killed her younger brother, Debra Montez Felder and SAPD officials are nowhere near to being on the same page about the last moments of his life.
Family of San Antonio woman fatally shot by SAPD sergeant files wrongful death lawsuit
The filing of the suit by the family of Hannah Westall comes a day before the two-year anniversary of the shooting. Westall, 26, was reaching for a non-functional replica Uzi BB gun on March 20, 2019, when SAPD Sgt. David Perry repeatedly shot her. The dash camera video of the shooting instead shows Westall repeatedly being shot and the weapon falling behind her without it ever pointing at the officer. AdIn October 2018, after an SAPD officer shot and killed someone inside a home in the 200 block of Roberts Street, McManus said the person killed was armed and a threat to the officer.
Paxton files suit to have McManus removed as chief over 2017 immigrant release incident
SAN ANTONIO – A lawsuit filed in Bexar County district court last month by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton calls for San Antonio Police Department Chief William McManus to be removed from office over his handling of a 2017 immigrant release incident. On Tuesday, a Defenders investigation revealed the city has already spent more than $2.75 million defending McManus and SAPD as it fights a sanctuary cities lawsuit filed by Paxton over the same 2017 incident. The suit claims McManus limited the enforcement of federal immigration laws in December 2017, when he made the decision to release 12 suspected undocumented immigrants found inside a tractor-trailer on the East Side, instead of handing them over to federal immigration officials. San Antonio City Attorney Andy Segovia (left) and SAPD Chief William McManus (right). RELATED: Texas AG alleges San Antonio mayor told staff to not contact ICE, flouting SB 4 law