BCSO pushes back against 10-day deadline to release body camera video – KSAT San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said he won’t be able to meet the 10-day deadline set by county commissioners yet when it comes to releasing body camera video. On Dec. 7, 2021, Bexar County commissioners agreed the sheriff’s office should release body camera video within 10 days of a critical incident. “We’re … Read more

BCSO on pace to blow past jail overtime budget – KSAT San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office is on pace to go over budget on jail overtime, though Sheriff Javier Salazar hopes a new union contract could help slow things down. On Tuesday, Salazar appeared before the Bexar County Commissioners Court to request approval for 68,912 hours of paid overtime for uniformed officers working … Read more

Major changes coming for Bexar County Sheriff’s Office disciplinary process, sheriff announces – KSAT San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – A major change was announced Monday for the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office as part of the collective bargaining agreement — no more arbitration, and the deputy discipline and appeals process is changing significantly. “This is going to revolutionize the way disciplinary cases are handled within the sheriff’s office,” Sheriff Javier Salazar said. … Read more

Sheriff’s union overwhelmingly approves new labor contract with pay raise – San Antonio Report

With a 500-51 vote, the Deputy Sheriff’s Association of Bexar County has approved a new five-year labor contract with the county that will raise base pay at least 15% percent over the next three years. The new contract, which was voted on Friday, also includes a $2,000 bonus on the first pay period covered by … Read more

Frost Tower, downtown San Antonio’s ‘crown jewel,’ is up for sale – KSAT San Antonio

Editor’s note: This story was published through a partnership between KSAT and the San Antonio Business Journal. The largest office tower completed in downtown San Antonio after more than 30 years is on the market. Newmark Group Inc. quietly listed Frost Tower, the 24-story headquarters of Cullen/Frost Bankers Inc., for sale Nov. 5 without a … Read more

Off-duty Bexar County sheriff’s deputy arrested on DWI charge, officials say – KSAT San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – An off-duty Bexar County sheriff’s deputy is facing possible termination after being arrested for drunken driving overnight, according to the sheriff’s office. Rolando A. Garza, 27, was arrested at 2:07 a.m. Sunday by San Antonio police and is charged with driving while intoxicated, a Class B misdemeanor, according to authorities. Garza has … Read more