Susan Pamerleau

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Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau has faced criticism for a delay in rolling out body cameras for her deputies.  The sheriff said, however, the camera technology her department will soon use is state-of-the-art and has the capacity to do more than what is currently being done by the San Antonio Police Department body cameras.

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Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau delivered her third State of the Sheriff’s Office address to the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce this afternoon.  In it, the sheriff highlighted achievements the office has made.  

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Should San Antonio become a “Sanctuary City?” Dallas, Houston and Austin are already considered sanctuary cities and there’s a movement growing in San Antonio to push for policy changes that would give the Alamo City that designation. And that’s something Governor Greg Abbott would oppose. He and other Republican leaders are calling for a law to ban sanctuary cities in Texas.

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According to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, more than 7 million children in the U.S. have at least one parent in jail or prison. Studies show many of the children get stuck in a cycle of intergenerational crime and incarceration. 

Several programs in Texas jails are trying to break that cycle.

This month marked 30 years for Bexar County’s Mothers and Their Children (MATCH) Program, which works to make things better for kids whose mothers are spending time behind bars.

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A Bexar County Sheriff’s deputy has been indicted on charges of murder in a case involving an off-duty deputy who allegedly shot and killed another driver on North Loop 1604 last summer.

A Bexar County grand jury Thursday returned the indictment for first degree murder against 38-year-old Anthony Thomas in the shooting death of 29-year-old Mathew Jackson.

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