Tag: police officers

Valley Activists Join SB4 Lawsuit in San Antonio

San Antonio (KFXV) — In San Antonio, around 500 activists , immigrants and political leaders from Dallas, Houston, El Paso , Austin and the Rio Grande Valley raised their voices in the first hearing against SB4, a law that is considered by many as racist and discriminatory — that allows police officers to act as immigration agents — and ask for legal documents of those who they detain. However, Captain Saul Uvalle from Palmview Police Department says not to fear officers. “Now the discretion of the officer comes about where initially when making contact with the individual he may...

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Local Police Address Impending SB-4 Bill

RGV(KFXV) — Local law enforcement agencies are speaking out to valley residents on how their departments will be handling their daily operations as the anti-sanctuary cities law, goes into effect on September 1st. This comes after several groups and pro-immigrant organizations have declared themselves against the new law, with several lawsuits already in the works. The leaders want to stress that their goal isn’t deporting valley residents and their officers will continue working as they have been. Police heads from more than a dozen agencies came together to speak publically about the recently approved law that prohibits sanctuary cities....

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Nahomi Rodriguez Remains Identified

Harlingen (KFXV) — Officials confirming the human remains found four days ago in Rio Hondo, belong to 19-year-old, Nahomi Rodriguez, missing as of July of last year. Message sent by Enedina Sanchez, Nahomi’s aunt, to the people responsible for the teenager’s homicide.  Nahomi Rodriguez was last seen on July 17th — caught on surveillance video leaving work, in a gray color SUV — the identity of the driver and his relationship to her is unknown.  According to Harlingen Chief of Police, the remains found near Road 544 in Rio Hondo, belong to Rodriguez –findings that leave family members heartbroken. The...

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Brownsville ISD Teacher Arrested for ‘Improper Relationship’

BROWNSVILLE (KFXV) — In Brownsville, a school teacher is behind bars tonight on a charge of improper relationship between educator and student. According to the BISD, Vicente Flores of the Brownsville Learning Academy was placed on administrative leave by the school district on February 15th, pending the results of the ongoing investigation. Flores was arrested by the school district’s police officers. The suspect’s bond was set at $17,000. We’ll keep you updated as more information is...

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California dam water level drops after massive evacuation

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Water levels dropped Monday at California’s Lake Oroville, stopping water from spilling over a massive dam’s potentially hazardous emergency spillway after authorities ordered the evacuation of nearly 200,000 people from towns lying below the lake. California Department of Water Resources officials are waiting for the light of dawn to inspect an erosion scar on the spillway at the Oroville Dam, the nation’s largest. The evacuations for people living below the lake were ordered Sunday after authorities warned that failure of the emergency spillway could send a 30-foot wall of water into the communities. The lake...

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