Across Texas, hundreds of law enforcement officers have permanently surrendered their peace officer license in the past four years. A KXAN investigation of of those surrenders has discovered nearly all the officers were accused or charged with a crime — most often felonies. And, in almost every case the officers used their license as a bargaining tool by agreeing to surrender it as part of a deal to avoid jail or prison.
A San Antonio cop was killed Sunday morning outside police headquarters after he was shot twice in the head by a suspect who fled the area, police said. San Antonio Police Chief William McManus told reporters that the officer, Benjamin Marconi, 50, was writing a ticket after a traffic stop on the south side of the city's public safety building at a. A black sedan with chrome rims that McManus described as either a Nissan or a Toyota then pulled up behind the police vehicle.
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San Antonio police detective Kenneth Valdez, who has been with the department for 17 years, was fired Thursday by city officials who said he failed to investigate about sexual abuse or domestic violence cases. San Antonio police detective Kenneth Valdez, who has been with the department for 17 years, was fired Thursday by city officials who said he failed to investigate about sexual abuse or domestic violence. Of the cases a former San Antonio Police Department detective is accused of mishandling, one involved a woman who believed someone she was living with was drugging and raping her in her sleep, officials said.
The man is identified as Gary Devaughn, who is now being charged with sexual assault. She told police she went to bed that night but the next morning, Devaughn threatened to kill her if she didn't have sex with him. Devaughn told the victim, "The only way you're getting away from me, is by killing me or leaving the city," according to the police report.
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A fired San Antonio police detective faces criminal charges over accusations he botched the investigation of more than cases of sexual assault and family violence. Kenneth Valdez, a year veteran of the department, is charged with eight counts of tampering with evidence in the cases. He was fired twice in one year, once in November after police suspected he had mishandled the cases.
The job consists of several different levels; attending Board and Neighborhood meetings, scheduling patrols and computer skills. We have not been able to find someone to do all the responsibilities, so we are asking if someone can help with a portion of the job. If you are available to help, please contact a board member or attend a board meeting so we can walk you through it all. I have been a San Antonio Police Officer for over twelve years and been a part of multiple specialized units serving the community.
On the afternoon of April 10, a black-and-white patrol car pulled up along the train tracks by the Allan Company Recycling facility in Santa Ana. According to a source, an officer cleared the area of homeless people around 2 p. A closer look arises unsettling questions for whoever sat in the patrol car that day.
A year after Kayla Williams alleged she was drugged and raped by at least four men at a house party on the East Side, she says she continues to bear the trauma from that evening. Williams, 24, says her work caring for elderly patients has suffered, causing her to switch jobs. She often breaks down and cries when triggered by a reminder of that night, and she spends hours venting to her mother and sister about delays in the criminal investigation. Nearly six months after the detective, Kenneth Valdez, was indefinitely suspended, which is tantamount to being fired, records and video obtained by the San Antonio Express-News reveal conflicting accounts of what went wrong.