Corporal Arrested for Domestic Violence
(TX) – A corporal with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Officer was arrested on July 19 for assaulting a family member. Corporal Leroy Martinez was accused of choking a female. He was arrested by “Sergeants with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Apprehension Unit and Homicide Unit.”
The 25-year old deputy was assigned to the detention division of the sheriff’s office. He has been placed on administrative leave while termination paperwork is being processed. The official charge against Corporal Martinez is Assault-Family-Choking/Strangulation. That charge is a third degree felony.
Bexar County Detective Arrested for DWI
(TX) – On July 1, a San Antonio police officer observed a vehicle doing 20 miles an hour over the limit. The driver was “failing to maintain a single lane and changing lanes improperly.” The SAPD officer turned on his lights, but the driver ignored them, running red lights to evade arrest. A helicopter was called in to help track the vehicle. The driver finally stopped and was discovered to be Detective Ernesto Garza, with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office.
Detective Garza is an 8-year veteran assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) which is in the law enforcement tier. According to Sheriff Salazar,
“He investigates crimes for a living, and he, more than anybody, should really know the ramifications of his behavior. It’s inexcusable.”
Detective Ernesto Garza would not take a field sobriety test, forcing law enforcement to get a blood draw warrant. Detective Garza “was charged with a DWI and for Evading Arrest Vehicle.”
Juvenile Detention Officer Arrested for Assault/Family
(TX) – A Bexar County Juvenile Detention officer was arrested on Wednesday for domestic violence. Officer Joshua Ortiz is accused of punching a woman in the face and choking her. After the violent assault, Ortiz left the area.
A warrant was issued for his arrest. He was taken into custody two days later. His bond was set at $15,000. Officer Ortiz posted bond and is scheduled for arraignment on August 16. Ortiz, who was hired in 2019, is currently on administrative leave.