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Emilie Eaton is an award-winning journalist based in San Antonio, Texas. Her work has been published by USA Today, NBC News, The San Antonio Express-News, The Houston Chronicle, The Arizona Republic and The Sacramento Bee, among others.
At the San Antonio Express-News, Emilie has written extensively about police-community relations, officer-involved shootings, capital punishment, police training and police misconduct. On multiple occasions, her work has led to changes at the San Antonio Police Department and Bexar County Sheriff's Office.
Previously, Emilie worked at The Cincinnati Enquirer, where she covered child poverty, business, and breaking news.
A native of Northern California, Emilie graduated magna cum laude from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University. She was selected to be the school's commencement speaker, delivering a speech to over 500 graduates and family members.
Her work has been honored in the Hearst National Journalism Awards and the Society of Professional Journalist’s Region 11 Awards, among others.
DAILY & ENTERPRISE WORK
S.A. POLICE ARE ALLOWED TO USE CHOKEHOLDS, NECK RESTRAINTS
San Antonio officers are allowed to place a suspect in a potentially deadly chokehold or neck restraint as a last resort, despite longstanding controversy
over the maneuvers.
FIRED FIREFIGHTER GUILTY OF FAMILY VIOLENCE WANTS NEW TRIAL
A fired San Antonio Fire Department paramedic sentenced to probation for striking his 18-month-old daughter and assaulting his then-girlfriend has indicated he may appeal.
WITH EXECUTION DAYS AWAY, VICTIMS REACT WITH FURY, FORGIVENESS
Christopher Young faces execution in the 2004 murder of a beloved convenience store owner. Some want to see him live. For others, though, it's much more difficult to forgive.
INMATES COMPLAIN OF SUPERFICIAL CLEANINGS, SCARCE SOAP AT S.A. JAIL
Interviews with nearly a dozen inmates and their families contradict claims by local officials that the COVID-19 outbreak at the Bexar County jail is being handled properly.
PROJECTS & INVESTIGATIONS
32 WEEKS: THE MAKING OF A COP
A reporter and photographer from the San Antonio Express-News spent over a year following a group of cadets at the San Antonio Police Training Academy amid growing concerns about police violence, police training and use-of-force.
BRIEF ENCOUNTERS, LASTING SCARS
During 10 days in late August, police say Ralph B. Torres went on a crime spree, committing murder, arson, aggravated assault and robbery. Two months later, the survivors continue to fight for their lives, despite constant reminders of their brief brush with violence.
WAITING FOR JUSTICE
Six months ago, Kayla Williams' case was identified as one of roughly 130 sexual-assault cases that a fired sex-crimes police detective is accused of mishandling. New records obtained by the San Antonio Express-News reveal conflicting accounts of what went wrong.
'THAT'S MY BLOOD'
A San Antonio man serving a 4-year prison sentence in North Texas said in an exclusive interview with the San Antonio Express-News that he is the father of King Jay Davila, the 8-month-old infant whose purported kidnapping and subsequent death shocked the nation.