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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Bexar County Sheriffs Office fires deputy arrested twice over domestic violence accusations

Posted By on Tue, Apr 20, 2021 at 4:26 PM

click to enlarge The deputy was arrested twice last year and was on unpaid administrative leave. - SHUTTERSTOCK
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  • The deputy was arrested twice last year and was on unpaid administrative leave.
Bexar County has fired a sheriff’s deputy arrested twice in 2020 on domestic violence charges, KSAT reports, citing disciplinary records.

The deputy, John Paul Garza, received two termination notices in February from the Bexar County Sheriff's Office, according to the TV station.



Garza was arrested in February 2020 and taken into custody on charges he struck his spouse, according to records. He was busted again in December of that year while BCSO was still carrying out a termination process against him.

According to KSAT, Garza hadn't performed any duties for BCSO since the first arrest and was on unpaid administrative leave. 

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