Fired Deputy Indicted for County Jail 'Fight Club' Incident

A fired Bexar County Sheriff's Deputy is in the jail he used to guard this morning, after he was arrested last night for allegedly staging 'fight club' style events involving jail inmates, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Raul Macias Gonzales, 31, is facing multiple counts, including Official Oppression, Violation of Civil Rights, Aggravated Assault and Engaging in Organized Crime.

Officials say back in 2017, officials say Gonzales opened cell doors to allow inmates to assault another inmate housed in the same unit. The inmate who was assaulted had to be hospitalized with serious injuries.

Sheriff Javier Salazar fired Gonzales later that year.

“I remain committed to holding Public Servants accountable when they decide to abuse their power. I am proud to have a strong working relationship with the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office. I applaud the work of the District Attorney’s Office in this matter," Salazar said.


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