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Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Updated: Alexis Alpha talks about her arrest by accused officer

KHOU, the Houston CBS affiliate, is the first to land an interview with Alexis Alpha, the 22-year-old Texas State marketing student at the center of an alleged police brutality scandal.

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Update: DA drops charges against woman in police brutality case

Hays County District Attorney Sherri Tibbe has dropped criminal charges against Alexis Alpha, the 22-year-old Texas State student whom a San Marcos police officer is accused of roughing up during an illegal arrest.

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Video: No ‘systemic problem,’ at SMPD, chief says

On July 19, San Marcos Police Chief Howard E. Williams took media questions about the arrest of Cpl. James Palermo for causing injuries to a 22-year-old Texas State University student during the course of what his supervisor...

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

San Marcos cop faces felony rap for assaulting woman during illegal arrest

A San Marcos police officer could face up to life in prison for allegedly injuring a young woman by slamming her to the ground on May 29 in the course of arresting her on trumped up charges.

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

San Marcos school bus struck in mini pileup on River Road

A pickup truck rear-ended a San Marcos CISD school bus and was promptly rear-ended itself by a second pickup truck at roughly 3:30 p.m. today on River Road. No one was injured in the collisions, an officer...