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Thursday, October 1, 2009

[TX] SAPD Officer Delgado, initially investigated for felony injury to his 9 year old son, indicted on misdemeanor

...[San Antonio Police Officer Juan] Delgado is accused of using excessive force in whipping his son, leaving him with bruise marks on his lower back, buttocks and legs... photos were taken that “showed what we believe to be injuries to the child by way of bruising”...

OFFICER INDICTED IN CHILD ASSAULT
San Antonio Express-News
By Craig Kapitan
09/03/2009 12:00 CDT
A 31-year-old San Antonio police officer was indicted Wednesday on a child assault charge, the result of an investigation that lasted more than a year after he allegedly whipped his 9-year-old son. Patrolman Juan M. Delgado, a seven-year veteran of the Police Department, was initially being investigated for felony injury to a child, but grand jurors opted to indict him on a Class A misdemeanor assault charge, according to prosecutors. If convicted, Delgado faces up to a year in jail. Delgado agreed to surrender today during an arraignment set for this morning... Delgado is accused of using excessive force in whipping his son, leaving him with bruise marks on his lower back, buttocks and legs, Biggs said. The beating is alleged to have taken place at his Calle Remolino apartment on the West Side. Biggs said photos were taken that “showed what we believe to be injuries to the child by way of bruising.” The San Antonio Police Department handed the case to the District Attorney's office last summer, and since then, the office has conducted its own investigation... An indictment is not a finding of guilt, but indicates a grand jury believes there's enough evidence to warrant a trial... [Full article here]

WAS THIS DURING A VISITATION OR DID HE LIVE WITH THE CHILD??
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1 comment:

  1. Is the above mentioned "domestic violence witness coordinator" through the prosecutor's office? If so it seems that it's not quite a place you could say anything contrary to what you are saying to the prosecutor.

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