Tag: police officers

Police Weigh in on Enforcing Trump’s Orders

RGV (KFXV) — The immigration executive orders recently signed by President Donald Trump could expand the power of federal agents to local officers. President Trump plans to empower local law enforcement agencies to enforce federal immigration laws. Trump’s plan to allow local police ‘to perform the functions of an immigration officer’, could spark distance between officials and immigrant communities. And while some individuals agree on some level. Others think it’s incorrect to give more power to police officers. Despite trying to maintain a good relationship with local residents– and enforcing criminal laws, Palmview Police Captain, Saul Uvalle says they...

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Domestic Disturbance Leads to Officer Involved Shooting

Pharr (KFXV) — Two Pharr police officers responded to a reported domestic disturbance on the 200 block of East Emil Street around 4:30 Tuesday morning. Upon arrival, officers encountered 46-year-old, Martin Gomez – who was reportedly involved in the domestic disturbance. According to the statement released by Pharr police, Gomez exited the door, “charging at the police officers holding a knife in each hand.” Officers then fired at Gomez, striking him. He was transferred to a local hospital where he later died. The two officers involved are described as a five year veteran, and a one year veteran of...

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Alamo Man Busted For Marijuana and Cocaine

Alamo (KFXV) — A man is arrested and charged for selling drugs out of his home located in the 400 block of El Gato Road. The arrest happened after police officers received a tip of suspicious activity. Inside the house they found 34 year old, Gelacio Ramirez who they took into custody. Investigators also found 28 grams of crack-cocaine and 47 baggies filled with marijuana, and $1,100 cash. Ramirez is charged with possession of a controlled substance and booked into the Hidalgo County...

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Weslaco Police use Historical Crime Data to plan patrols

Weslaco ( KFXV) — The police department crunches crime data looking for historical hotspots of crime. Over the last few years crime is known to Cluster in areas of town called DDACTS Zones. The idea is to use the crime data to know where police officers are needed most. “To better educate our community and the public as to what is going on. What is being reported to us. because what is being reported to us is where we emphasize extra patrols and more police presence.” – Sgt. Bernie Garza Authorities are encouraging the community to report suspicious activity...

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Edinburg Receives A One Million Dollar Grant

The U.S. Department of Justice is granting one million dollars to the city of Edinburg. The funds from the office of community oriented policing services are to be used in the hiring of eight police officers and will be donated within a three-year period. It also requires an $800,000 cash match from the city. Edinburg’s 2016-2017 fiscal year budget also include nine new officer positions, combined the 17 new positions will bring the police force to 160.The last time the city received a cops grant was in the...

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