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Published on May 22, 2024
Bexar County Sheriff's Deputy Charged with Family Assault in San AntonioSource: SAPD

An officer hailing from Bexar County Sheriff's Office has been shackled by his own peers, this time on charges of family assault. Benjamin Morales, a 21-year-old detention deputy, found himself on the wrong side of the bars yesterday evening, according to KSAT.

Morales, caught up in an incident that led San Antonio Police to the 700 block of Carolina Street around 7 p.m., was charged with assault bodily injury-family/household. The deputy was fairly new on the law enforcement scene, having only joined the BCSO Detention Bureau back in February. He now has the dubious distinction to be one of the three BCSO deputies to have been arrested this year. Morales was swiftly handed a probationary termination, effectively stripping him of his badge and duties, KSAT's report further detailed.

The young deputy's entanglement with the law has not only led to his arrest but has sparked a simultaneous administrative investigation within BCSO, as they sift through the debris of Morales' alleged misconduct. Sheriff Javier Salazar minced no words in addressing the issue, "This now former deputy knew the expectations upon him, as well as the ramifications of his actions. The agency mission will continue without him," he was quoted saying in an interview with KENS 5. It's clear that Morales' uniform nor his role provided no armor against the consequence of his alleged misdeeds.

Morales' bond was set at $2,500, indicating that the charge he faces - Assault Bodily Injury- Family/ Household - is a Class A Misdemeanor. The case now rests in the hands of SAPD, with BCSO.