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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

[TX] Deputy Bernardo Mata Garcia arrested on family choking charge

HIDALGO COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTY BERNARDO MATA GARCIA of Peñitas was been placed on leave with pay pending an internal investigation after he was arrested Feb. 22 on assault allegations of choking a family member. He is charged with assault family violence impeding breath or circulation, a third degree felony, and for criminal mischief, a Class A misdemeanor.

As your Hidalgo County Sheriff, I continue to strive in maintaining the highest level of integrity and transparency. I am extremely disappointed, and greatly concerned regarding the allegations by one of my deputies... I am committed to preserving the public’s confidence and trust in the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office. We will continue to investigate any and all allegations of employee misconduct, and I will take the necessary and appropriate actions to maintain accountability and transparency to you, the citizens we serve.

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