San Antonio police chief Chief William P. McManus

Texas AG Files Sanctuary City Lawsuit Against San Antonio Police Chief

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against the City of San Antonio, the municipal police chief, and other officials for alleged violations of the sanctuary city law commonly known as “SB4.” The lawsuit stems from a December 2017 incident where the San Antonio police chief released a group of illegal immigrants found in the back of a tractor-trailer before proper officials could screen them.

Illegal immigrants found being smuggled in tractor-trailer in San Antonio. (Photo: KSAT ABC12 Video Screenshot)

WATCH: Texas Cops Find 55 Migrants, Children Smuggled in Tractor-Trailer

Texas and U.S. law enforcement officials in San Antonio, Texas, found a group of illegal immigrants being smuggled in the back of a tractor-trailer. Human smugglers transported the migrants in an air-conditioned trailer which prevented any serious injury or illness.

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Texas Cops Escort Daughter of Fallen Officer to Graduation

A group of San Antonio law enforcement officers honored a fallen police officer by escorting her to her high school graduation on Saturday. The young woman was a toddler when her father, a San Antonio Police Officer was killed in December 2001 by a suspected drunk driver.

San Antonio Police Officers Association President Michael Helle and Police Chief WIlliam McManus.

Police Union Calls for Probe of San Antonio Chief after Releasing Smuggled Migrants

The president of the San Antonio Police Officer Association called for his department’s chief to be placed on administrative leave after he released 12 illegal aliens being smuggled in an 18-wheeler in December. The union president also called for an investigation into what he called “obvious violations of the general manual.”

San Antonio police chief Chief William P. McManus

Texas Police Chief Hampers Human Smuggling Prosecution by Releasing Migrant Witnesses

The San Antonio chief of police admitted to reporters on Friday that he released 12 alleged illegal aliens who were smuggled in the back of a tractor-trailer. He did so without allowing the federal government to properly vet them for criminal or immigration records. He also made the decision to charge the driver under Texas human smuggling statutes, despite releasing the purported witnesses to the alleged crime.

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215 Arrested in Texas Anti-Gang Operation

Federal, state, and local law enforcement officers combined to take 215 gang members and affiliates off the streets of San Antonio, Texas. The busts came during a three-month joint law enforcement task force operation that ended on December 18.

San Antonio police officers investigate the scene where eight people were found dead in a tractor-trailer loaded with at least 30 others outside a Walmart store in stifling summer heat in what police are calling a horrific human trafficking case, Sunday, July 23, 2017, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

2nd Man Charged for Deaths of 10 Illegal Aliens in Texas

Federal prosecutors obtained an indictment charging a second man for the deaths of 10 illegal immigrants while being smuggled in a hot 18-wheeler this summer. The Department of Justice (DOJ) also announced it is not seeking the death penalty in these cases.

Eldia Contreras wipes away a tear as she takes part in a vigil at San Fernando Cathedral for victims who died as a result of being transported in a tractor-trailer Sunday, July 23, 2017, in San Antonio. Several people died after being crammed into a sweltering tractor-trailer found parked outside …

Open Borders Group Attacks Texas Cops for Calling ICE in Smuggling Deaths Case

An illegal immigrant advocacy group attacked the San Antonio Police Department for calling Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after they discovered a trailer full of dead and critically endangered illegal aliens early Sunday. The organization’s leader says the smuggling victims were further traumatized by the presence of ICE. She also blamed the deaths on the Trump Administration’s immigration policies.

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UPDATE: Nine Illegal Immigrants Found Dead in Truck

Police in San Antonio discovered eight illegal aliens in a tractor trailer parked in a Walmart parking lot early Sunday morning. Approximately 20 persons were in “extremely critical” or “very serious” condition.

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‘We Defend Them, They Give Us Big F-You,’ Says Texas Police Chief

The San Antonio police chief lashed out at “police haters” following the murder of one of his officers this week. The killing of one officer and critical wounding of a second left the department shaken and the chief angry. “I’m sick of the police haters. We protect them,” Chief William McManus said. “We defend them, and they give us the big ‘F-you.’ And I’m sick of it.”

Tony Alameda, left, prays after placing flowers at a make-shift memorial at the San Antonio Police headquarters, Friday, June 30, 2017, in San Antonio. Two San Antonio police officers were wounded critically and a suspect was killed in a shootout on a street just north of the city's downtown section. …

San Antonio Officer Succumbs to Gunshot Wound

Thirty-six-year-old San Antonio Police Officer Miguel Moreno died Friday morning from a gunshot wound received the day before. Moreno was shot as he got out of his car to question a reported suspicious person.

TOPSHOT - Inmates that are to appear in court for their trial are rounded up at the Quezon City Jail in Manila in this picture taken on July 29, 2016. There are 3,800 inmates at the jail, which was built six decades ago to house 800, and they engage in …

Feds Arrest Dozens of Texas Mexican Mafia Members

A federal grand jury returned an indictment against 37 suspected Texas Mexican Mafia (TMM) members – including “TMM General” Raul Ramos – charging them with conspiracy, narcotics, and firearm-related crimes.

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‘Sanctuary’ Texas Police Chiefs Decry Bill That Could Jail Them

The police chiefs in six of Texas’ largest cities responded to the anti-sanctuary city bill passed by the Texas House on Thursday by signing a letter of opposition and releasing it to the press on Friday. The chiefs said the issue is one for the federal government and representatives are “pandering.”

A woman holds her child after San Antonio police helped her and other shoppers exit the Rolling Oaks Mall, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in San Antonio, after a deadly shooting. Authorities say several were injured after a robbery at the shopping mall. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

REPORT: One Dead, Five Hospitalized in Texas Mall Robbery

News outlets in Texas are reporting that at least two shooters are involved in what appears to be a robbery gone bad in a San Antonio, Texas, mall. Reports indicate that one person was killed, and five others were taken to area hospitals. A licensed Texas gun owner stepped in and shot one robber after that man allegedly killed a Goood Samaritan.

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San Antonio Alleged Cop-Killer: ‘I Was Upset’

The man arrested by San Antonio police in connection to the assassination of Detective Benjamin Marconi claimed he shot him because he was upset about child custody battles.

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Texas Couple Arrested After Burning 3-Year-Old for Soiling Pants

A 3-year-old boy is in critical condition in a San Antonio hospital after his father’s girlfriend allegedly held the child under scalding hot water as punishment for soiling his pants. The father and his girlfriend did not take the child to the hospital after the incident.