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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 1990’s. Recommended: No...

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Arrest Video Released, Officer Faces Indefinite Suspension

McAllen (KFXV) — An investigation of excessive force led to the dismissal of one officer and the resignation of another and the incident was all caught on camera. An internal investigation by the McAllen Police Department, determined two officers didn’t provide accurate information on police reports and used excessive force against a man who was being arrested. These are the images that lead to the suspension of Ulysses Bautista indefinitely. Luis Zuniga, the other officer involved is restricted to non-law enforcement duty until his resignation becomes effective – September ninth. Said actions stem from a traffic stop on may...

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Federal Agents Continue Investigating A Raid Of A Pharmacy

Pharr (KFXV) — The pharmacy raided by federal agents just two days ago is now open. Federal agents, local police officers and a moving truck were seen outside of a pharmacy on Thursday afternoon. Officials were seen leaving the pharmacy with boxes but gave very little information about what they were looking for. We’ll keep you informed on the details as they become available. Meanwhile, the investigation continues. Recommended: No...

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Officers Arrest 5 in “Operation Curbside”

San Juan (KFXV) — Police officers executed several search warrants as a result of “Operation Curbside”. Police officers raided several homes starting at around 4:30 this afternoon at Miller’s Mobile Home and RV Park on the 400 block of West Business 83 in San Juan. The raids leading to 4 men and a women arrested by San Juan police along with the help of The Department of Public Safety. Christina Martinez who’s grandkids live in the mobile home park were driving by when police executed the raids. San Juan police tell us those arrested could face charges for possession...

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