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Former Bexar County deputy indicted for allegedly failing to act after inmate assault

The allegations stem from a January 2021 incident on the Bexar County jail.

SAN ANTONIO — Another former Bexar County deputy has been arrested and criminally charged.

Sheriff Javier Salazar stated Monday night {that a} grand jury indicted David Amaro, 46, for his function in an early-2021 jail incident the place an inmate was reportedly assaulted. Despite the inmate’s seen accidents, “the deputy took no action whatsoever,” Salazar stated. 

Amaro was positioned on administrative depart on Feb. 5 2021, and fired three days later. According to the sheriff, video surveillance confirmed Amaro could have “witnessed at least part of the assault,” and doubtlessly even had a hand in ordering it.

He was taken into custody Monday night, on prices of tampering with authorities data. 

Last Monday, Salazar shared that one other not too long ago terminated deputy, Mario Sepulveda, had been arrested for allegedly smuggling medicine to a jail inmate for fee. Sepulveda had been with the sheriff’s office for simply 15 months earlier than he was fired amid the investigation. 

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