Son of Tejano legend told woman he could erase her criminal record in exchange for night at hotel, records show
A San Antonio woman said she had sex with a man claiming to be an investigator with the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office after he promised to use his position to expunge her criminal record and get a current felony charge against her tossed out.
Man charged with killing 2 people on Northwest Side was arrested after attempted carjacking, records show
A teenager fatally shot two people inside a vehicle on the Northwest Side just hours before he was arrested for attempting to carjack a person with the same gun, according to a warrant obtained Wednesday by KSAT Investigates.
Mom puts her son’s murder details on a South Side billboard to conjure new leads
A San Antonio mom is taking drastic measures to find the person who murdered her son six months ago. To prevent the case from going cold, she took out an enormous billboard ad just a block away from where her son was killed.
Activist group puts SAPD suspension records at your fingertips
The information in ACT 4 SA’s dashboard is compiled from open record requests, SAPD’s own website, and media reports and dates from 2010 until last summer, says Executive Director Ananda Tomas. The dashboard does not contain the original documents.
San Antonio police reform group asks FBI to investigate alleged harassment by SAPD officers
click to enlarge James DobbinsProtesters march by a San Antonio police officer at a demonstration last year. thethat volunteers on the petition drive, which began last fall, faced harassment fromCourtesy Photo / San Antonio Coalition for Police AccountabilityThis photo shared by police accountability activists purports to show a man harassing a petition volunteer. Volunteers affiliated with Fix SAPD recently shared accounts with the Current of being harassed and intimidated while collecting signatures. Stay on top of San Antonio news and views. "San Antonio Police Chief William McManus was provided the photo image and he confirmed to me that the vehicle was registered to a San Antonio police officer," writes Salas, acting chair of the San Antonio Coalition for Police Accountability.Salas also shared a photo with thethat he said shows a man harassing a petition volunteer as she does her job.sacurrent.com
Update: Police arrest man after hours-long standoff in Northwest Side neighborhood
An hours-long standoff with police ended peacefully after a man seen with a rifle prompted the evacuation of a Northwest Side neighborhood Wednesday, police said. The evacuation was precautionary and there was no threat to neighbors, according to San Antonio police spokesperson Officer Cory Schuler. A police helicopter flew overhead and confirmed Bringier was outside with a rifle and reported that he appeared to be agitated. The standoff took place at a home in the French Creek Village subdivision. “It’s always been a quiet neighborhood, one way in, one way out,” Vera said.mysanantonio.com
Winter Storm Warning for San Antonio until noon Monday
Update on Sunday, February 14 at noon:During a press conference on Sunday morning, SAPD Chief McManus has advised San Antonio residents to stay off the roadways on Sunday afternoon due to hazardous road conditions. "If you do not need to be on the roadways, stay off," said McManus. McManus also stated that San Antonio highways may continue to be shut down as hazardous weather conditions persist. RELATED: Wintry weather closures: The Alamo, VIA, SantikosOriginal post below:A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Bexar County until noon Monday, according to the National Weather Service. Ice was reported to TXDOT along Loop 1604 from US-281 to US 90 and they are encouraging Bexar County residents to stay home.mysanantonio.com
Man found dead after being pinned under car on San Antonio highway
GoogleA man was found dead early Sunday morning on the shoulder of a San Antonio highway after police said his vehicle apparently fell on him. SAPD said the man appeared to be working under the vehicle on the side of 3700 US Hwy 90 W, when one of the 4 car jacks he was using slipped, causing the car to crush him.mysanantonio.com
SAPD announces new policy on the release of body camera footage from critical incidents
San Antonio Police Chief William McManus will introduce a new policy on body camera footage to the San Antonio City Council's Public Safety Committee on Tuesday, according to a news release issued Friday. The policy establishes criteria for when SAPD releases video and 911 recordings related to critical incidents that the chief says is in the interest of enhancing transparency. If the release is delayed, the department will provide a reason on its website and will release the recordings soon after the issue for the delay is resolved. In the past, SAPD has been criticized by the community, including San Antonio Mayor Ron Nierenberg, for its lack of policy and its reputation for not providing body cam footage after officer-involved shootings. The new policies are expected to be implemented Dec. 21, SAPD said in its news release.mysanantonio.com
Man used paintbrush to rob South Side Pizza Hut, police say
A 27-year-old man was arrested after allegedly robbing a South Side Pizza Hut on Monday with a paintbrush, San Antonio police said. Jacob Matthew Garza was charged with robbery of a business..Officers were called to the Pizza Hut at 3323 Roosevelt Avenue around 9:30 p.m. Monday night. Employees said a man, later identified as Garza, entered the store wearing a baby-blue hoodie with the hood around his face and told the employee he "needed the money," SAPD said. Shortly after, an SAPD officer saw Garza wearing the baby-blue hoodie at a gas station three blocks from the restaurant and arrested him without incident. When investigators interviewed Garza, he admitted to robbing the store and said he had used a paintbrush to look like a gun, SAPD said.mysanantonio.com