Dallas, TX – In April of 2018, Armando Luis Juarez murdered Officer Rogelio Santander and seriously injured Officer Crystal Almeida. He also shot a civilian, Scott Painter, and two other officers, Officers Delgado and Vasquez. This week, he accepted a plea deal, saving himself from the death penalty and instead being sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. The deal was that he plead guilty and wave all possibility of appeals.
Juarez had allegedly shoplifted inside a North Dallas Home Depot and was detained by a loss prevention officer (Painter). Officers Santander and Almeida arrived to take custody of Juarez. During the contact at some point, [...]
San Antonio, TX – A woman found fatally shot on Interstate 10 in San Antonio has been identified as Drill Sergeant Jessica Mitchell. Mitchell was found after a stranded vehicle was reported around 2am New Year’s Day.
Police said on arrival they found white Dodge Challenger with several bullet holes to the driver’s side door and window. They said, “Officers opened the vehicle door and checked for a pulse on the victim (who) appeared to have been struck multiple times.”
Mitchell was pronounced dead at University Hospital.
On New Year's Day around 2:30 a.m., first responders went to what they thought was a car [...]
Ingram, TX – An entire police department has resigned in a Texas city. The city administration has also been shaken by several resignations.
The story begins with the Ingram City Council voting 3-2 to get rid of the position of city administrator, which was held until last Tuesday by Mark Bosma. Following this decision, Chief Byron Griffin announced his resignation, saying that police are used to a chain of command where they each have one person to answer to. In addition to the removal of the position, the council also voted to have the police chief answer to the entire council.
Chief Griffin said he now has “five bosses,” and that the city is [...]
Fort Worth, TX – On Friday, the Fort Worth Police Department swore in 24 new police officers, which is a big enough deal on its own during this climate.
Among those sworn in was a former Marine, 35-year-old Zach Briseno. Briseno had always dreamed of becoming a police officer when he grew up, and that dream could have easily been crushed when he was serving overseas in the Falluja Province of Iraq and was hit by a roadside bomb in 2007.
Both of Briseno’s legs were amputated as a result of the bomb and awarded the purple heart by President Bush.
We could not be more proud of Officer Briseno for his dedication and sacrifice. [...]