SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police on Wednesday arrested certainly one of their very own officers after investigators decided he accepted cash in trade for offering data to the suspect in a home violence case.
Officer Erik Rodriguez, a 14-year veteran of SAPD, faces a felony cost of misuse of official data, in line with an SAPD press launch.
He was taken into custody round 1 p.m., reserving information present.
A detective turned conscious of the allegations towards Rodriguez after the sufferer in a home violence case mentioned she believed her abuser had a pal offering him data, the discharge states.
The detective later found that not solely had Rodriguez supplied case data to the suspect, however had been paid by the suspect to take action.
SAPD Chief William McManus launched the next assertion Wednesday afternoon:
“Stopping household violence and offering companies to victims has been and stays a precedence for the San Antonio Police Division. I’m bitterly upset and annoyed that an SAPD Officer would violate his oath of workplace and the general public belief by putting a survivor in jeopardy. The fast response of the SAPD Detective assigned to this case reinforces that there can be swift and severe penalties for any sort of misconduct. The investigation of the officer and the abuser will proceed, and extra expenses could also be filed.”
Rodriguez is the primary SAPD officer arrested this yr.
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