San Antonio – It’s becoming more and more common to see police officers being arrested for their criminal actions. However, one sheriff’s office seems to employ the ‘creme of the crop’ when it comes to inept, incompetent, and unqualified officers – the Bexar Sheriff’s Office.
Despite Sheriff Susan Pamerleau’s contention that she runs her office with ‘professionalism and excellence’, 12 of her deputies have been arrested since January of this year.
Instead of taking a tougher stance against her criminal cops, she simply brushed off the crimes of her deputies, saying the crimes committed by her deputies “are all crimes that plague the community” – You know, ‘everyday’ crimes that ‘normal people commit.
Here are the deputies that have been arrested this year, since January:
- Detention Deputy David Ramos — arrested May 31 — Criminal Mischief misdemeanor
- Detention Deputy Adrian Ambriz — arrested Aug. 4 — Tampering with Evidence
- Detention Deputy Juan Medrano — arrested Aug. 6 — DWI
- Detention Deputy Mark Hernandez — arrested Aug. 17 — DWI
- Detention Deputy Billy Torres — arrested Jan. 9 — Burglary of a Building
- Detention Deputy Erich Arredondo — arrested March 6 — Possession of marijuana
- Detention Deputy Robert Serros — arrested May 23 — Assault with Bodily Injury-Family
- Detention Deputy Mario Rios — arrested June 7 — DWI
- Detention Deputy Joseph Barbier — arrested June 22 — Assault with Bodily Injury-Family
- Detention Deputy Ronald Bailey — arrested June 25 — Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon indictment
- Detention Deputy Termaine Elliott — arrested July 31 — Bribery, and Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Correctional Facility
- Detention Deputy Omar Echeverria — arrested Sept. 10 — DWI
Sheriff Pamerleau may need to re-read the oath that is taken when deputies are ‘sworn in’, specifically the part where it says “and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect and defend the Constitution and Laws of the United States and of this State“.
Video of Deputies Shooting Unarmed Man
The Bexar Sheriff’s Office made international headlines earlier this month, when a video was released showing two of their deputies killing a man who had his hands raised in the air. The Sheriff was more upset with the video being recorded, than the actions of her deputies.
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