Tag: police chief

Former La Joya Police Chief pleads not guilty of working with drug traffickers

The former La Joya Police Chief pleads not guilty after being accused of working with drug traffickers. Last month a federal judge handed down a $100,000 bond to Hernandez.Court documents indicated his legal counsel waived a preliminary examination. Conditions to his bond state that he is restricted to Hidalgo County. He’ll also be required to wear a monitoring device and adhere to a curfew. The criminal complaint against him states he met with an informant claiming he knew the cartel leader known as “El Toro” and attempted to solicit illegal business dealings to raise money for his election campaign...

Read More

Former Police Chief Facing Federal Drug Charges

Progreso (KFXV) — In Progreso, a former sergeant is facing federal charges in connection to drugs.   Geovani Hernandez is in custody tonight on several charges including possession with intent to distribute cocaine.  The Progreso Probationary Police Sergeant, was placed in custody on Saturday and faced a federal judge this morning on charges of attempt to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance, possession with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine and aiding and abetting.  According to formal documents, 43-year-old, Geovani Hernandez was identified as a member of a drug trafficking organization, involved in the...

Read More

Police Chief Cleared After Conversations Are Leaked

SAN BENITO (KFXV) — New details emerge in the investigation against their police chief regarding the legality of his privately recorded conversations. An investigation determines Police Chief Michael Galvan did not violate any law stemming from hundreds of privately recorded conversations. According to San Benito Mayor Ben Gomez’ comment to the Brownsville Herald – an outside law enforcement agency cleared police chief Michael Galvan of any wrongdoings in connection to his privately recorded conversations. Galvan allegedly recorded nearly 500 conversations that were later downloaded from the police department’s computer system. Commissioners launched the investigation in may after the files...

Read More

Donna ISD Police Chief Fired by School Board

DONNA (KFXV) — For the second time in three years, Roy Padilla has been let go from his position as Donna ISD Police Chief. It was during a school board meeting last week that the decision to fire Roy Padilla was made. Three years after a first suspension from the Donna School District, Mr. Padilla was put on administrative leave without pay after an internal investigation in the district’s police department. Today we know that Padilla is looking into making in appeal in his case. Padilla allegedly filed a motion to have his case heard in an open meeting...

Read More

San Benito offers a ‘Safe Exchange Zone’ for online transactions

SAN BENITO (KFXV) — San Benito police now offer a ‘safe exchange zone’. FOX NEWS spoke to the department’s police chief who explains why they decided to carry out this concept. San Benito joins Harlingen who are providing a designated area where residents can feel safe while carrying out exchanges from online purchases or custody transfers when safety may be a concern. Nowadays, more people are making purchases through online applications. These sites allow users to buy, sell and chat with others locally – during these transactions people often meet with strangers ignoring potential risks. The ‘safe exchange zone’...

Read More