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2016 In Review: Top Ten Local News Stories

2016 In Review: Top Ten Local News Stories

1. The Killing of SAPD Officer Benjamin Marconi The death of Officer Benjamin Marconi, who was shot in his patrol car in broad daylight outside police headquarters on November 20, stunned the citizens of San Antonio and the nation. Officer Marconi had scores of close friends in the LGBT community and supported the cause of

Suspect Arrested in Ambush Killing of SAPD Detective

Originally published in the San Antonio Current San Antonio police have arrested a suspected cop killer less than 48 hours after a detective was gunned down in broad daylight outside the city’s police headquarters. In his second press briefing Monday, San Antonio Police Chief William McManus identified the man suspected of ambushing and killing Detective

SAPD Appoints New LGBT Liaison

The San Antonio Police Department’s Public Information Office has confirmed that Assistant Chief James Flavin has been named as the department’s liaison to the LGBT community. Flavin replaces former Assistant Chief Jose Banales as LGBT liaison. Last April, Banales accepted the job of police chief for Texas State University in San Marcos. Flavin joined the

Dawn Lafreeda to Receive Equality Award from HRC

The San Antonio chapter of the Human Rights Campaign announced it will present restaurateur Dawn Lafreeda with the Equality Award at their annual Gala and Silent Auction on November 5 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. The Equality Award is given annually to “an individual who works toward equality for all citizens of San Antonio.” Past

Police Roust Homeless Loiterers Near Annex Bar

San Antonio police are called almost daily to scatter dozens of homeless people who loiter near the corner of San Pedro Avenue and West Euclid Avenue where the Annex Bar and the Child Advocates of San Antonio are located. According to a May 4 report on News4SanAntonio, in the last year police have been called

Javier Salazar: SA cop wants the sheriff’s badge

On November 14, Sgt. Javier Salazar, the public information officer for the San Antonio Police Department, officially filed the paperwork to run for Sheriff of Bexar County. He is a Democrat. (Editor’s note: As this story went to press, Salazar stepped down from his spokesman’s position and requested a transfer to another unit within SAPD

Local activist reminds Express-News that Chief McManus was an ally

On December 27, 2014, the San Antonio Express-News ran an in-depth article by Michelle Casady chronicling the tenure of former Police Chief William McManus, who retired at the end of the year to take a job with CPS Energy. The comprehensive write-up included many of the chief’s accomplishments. However, it neglected to mention anything about

Stonewall Dems will host farewell to Nellermoe and McManus

The Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio are planning a farewell for two local officials who are considered solid allies of the LGBT community and who are both leaving their current posts. Stonewall co-chair, Elena Guajardo, told Out in SA that the group will be honoring Judge Barbara Nellermoe and Police Chief William McManus at their

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