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At Least 2,700 People In Bexar County Are Homeless

Mar 27, 2017
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While San Antonio has come a long way since ticketing people living in the streets, there are still many issues to address when it comes to the city's homeless population.

SAPD Launches Violent Crime Task Force

Jan 18, 2017
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The San Antonio Police Department announced a new initiative Wednesday to crack down on violent crime across the city. The effort comes in response to a disturbing uptick in violent crime last year.  

SAPD investigated 151 homicides last year, a 61 percent increase from the year before. Chief William McManus says his Department is rolling out a violent crime task force, where covert units like the Homicide, Vice, Drug and Gang Units will coordinate.

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Funeral arrangements have been set for this weekend for San Antonio Police Detective Benjamin Marconi. He was fatally shot Sunday as he sat in his patrol car after stopping a driver for a routine traffic stop.

 

 

Marconi was a 20-year veteran of the police department. He was 50. His survivors include two adult children.

 

Visitation will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, November 27th at Porter Loring on I-35 at McCullough. A rosary will follow.

 

About 2,000 police officers will be in San Antonio this morning to bid farewell to police Detective Benjamin Marconi.  Marconi, 50, was gunned down eight days ago while sitting in his patrol car, writing a traffic ticket. 

The man suspected of killing a veteran San Antonio police officer got married at the Bexar County Courthouse just 6 hours before his arrest, according to County Clerk records.

The County Clerk’s office issued a marriage license to Otis Tyrone McKane at 9:57 a.m. Monday—less than a day after police say McKane gunned down Detective Benjamin Marconi in a squad car outside SAPD Headquarters.

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