A veteran Bexar County Sheriff's Deputy was arrested by SAPD today, continuing the bad year at the Sheriff's office, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
The Sheriff's department says the arrested person is a patrol deputy assigned to the Law Enforcement Bureau. The deputy has been placed on administrative leave.
The deputy, identified as Michael Dewitt, 51, was arrested this morning on a charge of 'Assault Family-Choking/Strangulation.'
Dewitt has been a Sheriff's Deputy for 19 years.
The Sheriff's office has struggled with a rash of arrests of deputies for crimes ranging from domestic violence to drunk driving to smuggling dope into the jail this year.
Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar released the following statement:
“I’ve made my stance perfectly clear on this issue. Proactively since September 2018 we have included family violence training during our annual in-service with Family Violence Prevention Services Inc. for this purpose. This case will be handled as swiftly and severely as allowable by civil service and the collective bargaining agreement.”
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