Bexar Deputy Resigns Following Theft Arrest

The place where a 'crime stoppers' program is needed is in the Bexar County Sheriff's Office, as another deputy was arrested overnight, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Cpl. Joseph Becerra, 32, a detention officer at the Bexar County Jail, is the 22nd employee of the BCSO to be arrested in 2018.

Becerra, who has been on the force since February of 2017, tendered his resignation after being confronted at the Magistrate's Office by Sheriff Javier Salazar, who has clearly had his fill or his deputies and civilian employees running afoul of the law.  

Becerra was arrested by Balcones Heights Police and charged with Theft $100 - $750, which is a Class B Misdemeanor.

BCSO Internal Affairs will be conducting a separate but concurrent administrative investigation into this incident, pending further criminal investigation of the case by the Balcones Heights Police Department.

Salazar has moved quickly in recent weeks to deal with the crime wave in his ranks.  He has asked Commissioners Court to hire a psychologist to screen applicants and to help employees deal with crisis situations.  Many of the arrests have been for drunk driving or domestic violence.

He has also gotten permission from the Civil Service Commission to tighten up on the qualifications for new deputies, blocking any applicants with a history of DWI, family violence, or crimes involving sexual violence.'


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