Looking forward to the future of journalism

Does risk of police chases outweigh benefits of capturing suspects?

I had always wanted to write a story about police chases after I watched a crazy high-speed pursuit unfold on local TV. I wondered how often these chases go bad, and how the San Antonio Police Department keeps track of that information. Law enforcement agencies usually churn out paperwork for every situation known to man. … Read more

Data reveals challenges and risks of police chases by the San Antonio Police Department

The San Antonio Police Department keeps a unique database that documents every police chase by SAPD officers. I’m working on a story that will be published Sunday that’s based on an analysis of the data. We’re examining the challenges and risks police officers face when they try to catch a suspect in a high-speed chase. … Read more

San Antonio police officer accused of digging up personal data of women while on duty

Earlier this month, Express-News reporter Brian Chasnoff learned the San Antonio Police Department was investigating one of its own, officer Gabriel Villarreal, after a woman complained about the officer’s behavior. The woman worked at the Art of Shaving boutique at the Shops at La Cantera. She met Villarreal and his family and sold him $400 … Read more

San Antonio police reports go missing

Express-News Reporter Brian Chasnoff uncovered a serious paperwork problem at the San Antonio Police Department in his front-page story today: 2,300 police reports documenting a wide variety of crimes have gone missing. Brian wrote: The San Antonio Police Department has misplaced more than 2,000 police reports ranging from thefts and car wrecks to more serious … Read more