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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Panama Unit and Other Bad Cops in Texas

Kerrville cops dropped from bar suit
A Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission agent is the sole remaining defendant in a Kerrville bar owners' civil rights lawsuit that initially had 17 defendants.
The complaint filed in U.S. District Court in San Antonio in 2011 by Louis and Carolyn Doss accused TABC officials of conspiring with Kerrville police to close Mulligan's Pub through a campaign of harassment and intimidation.

Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Kerrville-cops-dropped-from-bar-suit-4562408.php#ixzz2UoajsuIA

Five Hidalgo County narcotics officers plead guilty in drug conspiracy
Five former Hidalgo County law enforcement officers, including the son of the local sheriff, pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges stemming from a wide-ranging drug conspiracy.
The men - all but one of whom were members of a now-defunct narcotics task force known as the Panama Unit - acknowledged roles in a scheme to steal drug loads from street-level dealers and sell them to a man alleged to be a local trafficker.

Former DA convicted in corruption trial
BROWNSVILLE — A jury on Friday night found former Cameron County District Attorney Armando R. Villalobos guilty on all but two corruption charges after two weeks of testimony that he took bribes to influence cases before him.

Ex-cop's odd underwear incident results in jail
Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Five-Hidalgo-County-narcotics-officers-plead-4557912.php#ixzz2Ui8Rsd9j
A 20-year San Antonio Police Department veteran was ordered Wednesday to serve six months in jail for a bizarre incident last year in which he was found wandering the streets near his wrecked city vehicle, disoriented and without pants.

Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Ex-cop-s-odd-underwear-incident-results-in-jail-4558927.php#ixzz2UmEAN5Vd

Judge doesn’t dismiss excessive force lawsuit against Austin officers
A federal judge has declined to dismiss a lawsuit against two Austin police officers accused of using excessive force, calling their behavior brash, aggressive and dangerous.
Carlos Chacon sued officers Eric Copeland and Russell Rose last year in the wake of an incident that led to his arrest after he called 911 claiming a man was trying to shoot him, according to court records.

On May 21, U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks denied the officers’ motion for summary judgment and granted a separate motion for summary judgment by the city of Austin, which Chacon also sued on grounds that the Police Department inadequately supervised and trained the officers in the reasonable use of force, and negligently hired and retained them.

Memo: Officer fired over free movie ticket
An Austin police officer was fired Thursday after officials said he misled movie theater employees to get a free ticket.

SAPD officer arrested at barte
A police officer who became belligerent at a North Side bar and kicked a door off its frame was arrested early Thursday, officials said.
Sergio Hernandez, 36, had been drinking at Stacy's Sports Bar in the 3800 block of Blanco Road when staff ordered him to finish his drink and leave at closing time, San Antonio police spokeswoman Sandy Gutierrez said.

Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/SAPD-officer-arrested-at-bar-4583429.php#ixzz2VTJZqTGZ


  1. And what about the Court of Appeals recent "bitch slap" to KPD and the DA over illegal search?

  2. You can infer his state of mind by his words and actions. He called Zimmerman a "creepy ass cracker." Instead of walking on to his father's home, he stopped and waylaid Zimmerman, knocked him down, and was beating the hell out of him. He was not an honor student; he was expelled from school for having burglary tools. For a good take on it see The myth of St. Trayvon in the Washington Times by Judson Phillips, at http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/judson-phillips-cold-hard-truth/2013/jul/15/myth-st-trayvon/