Bexar County Deputy Arrested In Family Violence Case

Bexar County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies and Public Integrity Unit Investigators have arrested an off-duty Bexar County Sheriff’s Deputy.

30-year-old John Paul Garza was arrested last night while off-duty at an apartment complex in the northern part of the county. He's accused in a case of family violence.

Investigators say a woman called officials after going to a hospital with injuries, claiming she had been abused by Garza and that he may have been drinking.

Sheriff Javier Salazar said, "we have taken every measure to prevent this from happening. We will not hire anyone with a violent arrest history. We have implemented family violence prevention training and ethics training for every single deputy. While I am certainly not proud of this one deputy’s actions, I am proud of the way this case was handled. No member of this agency will tolerate criminal activity by another."

Photo: Bexar County Sheriff's Department

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