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Texas Tabloid Backs Down from Plan to Publish Names, Addresses of Officers
February 8, 2016
A little-known Texas tabloid that threatened to publish the names and addresses of every San Antonio police officer — as retaliation for a controversial officer-involved shooting — has backed off after national outrage.
Despite Signing Bonuses, San Antonio Police Department Faces Officer Shortage
December 11, 2015
Rookies in the newest cadet class earn an average of more than $55,000 after completing a 14-week training course. Twenty-year veterans make $124,668 a year, including benefits.
San Antonio PD Wants to Lower Recruit Drug Standards
October 6, 2015
"Right now, we have a shortage of officers," said Police Chief William McManus. "We are trying to speed up that process."
DOJ Announces $19M in Grants to Police Departments for Body Cameras
September 22, 2015
The Department of Justice awarded $19.3 million in grants Monday to dozens of police departments seeking to start using body cameras but turned down a greater number of applicants hoping for federal aid to deploy the technology.
San Antonio Officer Found Dead In Apparent Suicide at Police HQ
April 30, 2015
A San Antonio (Texas) Police Department Officer died Tuesday afternoon in an apparent suicide at Public Safety Headquarters in downtown.
Texas Executes Second Cop Killer in Seven Days
April 16, 2015
Manuel Fernando Garza Jr., 34, struggled with Officer John Anthony “Rocky” Riojas, 37, in February 2001, gained control of his gun and fired once into his forehead.
San Antonio Police Chief Says They're Not Ready for Body Cameras
October 1, 2014
The police chief told the city council on Wednesday that implementation could be costly.
Thousands Attend Funeral of Slain San Antonio Officer
January 6, 2014
Minutes before, Chief William McManus instructed a dispatch officer to announce that Deckard's badge number, 0582, would be retired. San Antonio police officers received the message over their department radios.
San Antonio Officer Shot Two Weeks Ago Dies
December 23, 2013
Officer Robert Deckard of the San Antonio Police Department who was shot two weeks ago pursuing armed robbery suspects died Friday morning.
San Antonio PD Starts Fund for Critically Wounded Officer
December 12, 2013
The San Antonio Police Department has established a fund for Officer Bobby Deckard, who police said was shot in the head Sunday by armed robbery suspects he was pursuing.
Video: San Antonio Officer Shot in Head, Critical
December 9, 2013
San Antonio police officer Robert Deckard, who was shot in the head Sunday during a high-speed car chase, was still in critical condition Monday morning at San Antonio Military Medical Center.
San Antonio Officer Shot in Head, Critical
December 9, 2013
Officer Robert Deckard of the San Antonio Police Department was shot in the head Sunday during a high-speed car chase, He was still in critical condition Monday morning at an area hospital. Read Full Story Here.
San Antonio Officer Charged with Committing Rape On Duty
November 25, 2013
A San Antonio police officer was arrested Saturday and accused of raping a 19-year-old woman on the South Side early the day before. At a news conference Saturday, police said the officer has been accused of sexual assault before.
Female San Antonio PD Officer Stops Shooter at Hospital
November 12, 2013
Officer Yvette Meade, an eight-year veteran and the officer who shot Burgess, was struck in the face during the fight and was knocked out.
Drug Suspect Rams Texas Officer, Punches Him
October 10, 2013
A drug suspect rammed an unmarked San Antonio Police vehicle and punched an undercover officer while attempting to flee a vehicle stop early Tuesday.
Barricaded Man Updated Facebook After Shooting Texas Officer
September 10, 2013
The suspect who allegedly shot a San Antonio Police officer through a motel door surrendered to police after a nine-hour standoff during which he posted Facebook updates.
Texas Officer Shot In Head, SWAT Surrounds Barricaded Suspect
September 9, 2013
SWAT officers surrounded the motel where a San Antonio Police officer was shot in the head after responding to a domestic dispute on Monday. The officer, Aaron Terrazas, was taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center.
San Antonio Adds Two Police Eurocopter EC120s
August 13, 2013
The San Antonio Police Department has purchased two of American Eurocopter's EC120 single-engine light helicopters for basic patrol missions. The new airships will be delivered in early 2014.
Fired Texas Cop Reinstated by Arbitrator
June 25, 2013
A San Antonio Police lieutenant will return to work after an arbitrator partially exonerated him and criticized the internal affairs division for being biased against the officer. Lt. Lee Rakun won the appeal of his termination by Chief William McManus.
San Antonio Adopts S&W's M&P Duty Pistol
May 1, 2013
The San Antonio Police Department will begin issuing its officers Smith & Wesson M&P40 duty pistols. The department has ordered 2,600 M&P40 pistols chambered in .40 S&W.
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