McManus’ handling of of a Dec. 23 human smuggling case involving 12 migrants in a tractor-trailer has drawn criticism from local and state leaders.
Earlier this year, the Texas Tribune’s Sold Out series examined how state policies – including a severely underfunded child welfare system – failed to help child sex-trafficking victims. Since then, lawmakers set aside a budget increase of more than $500 million for the foster care system, and the governor’s office approved new funds for trafficking prevention initiatives — which includes the state’s first-ever Director of Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation.
The San Antonio Police Department discovered that the cases of sex crimes and domestic violence were not properly investigated, Chief William McManus said.
Famous for its highly publicized football game and halftime show, the Super Bowl is also considered the largest human trafficking event of the year.
SAN ANTONIO — As Texas continues to ramp up its efforts to combat human trafficking, truck drivers will be an integral part in detecting suspicious activity, Attorney General Ken Paxton said Thursday as he highlighted the partnership between the state and a pair of trucking associations.
Human trafficking were words we alway associated with foreign countries with corrupt government, weak institutions, and social structures where women have few rights.
Special Investigators James “Jim” Backfisch, Owen Hinkle, and Charles “Chuck” Paul represent a “dream team” of sorts.