Bexar County Sheriff’s corporal arrested on assault charge

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – An off-duty Bexar County Sheriff’s Detention Corporal has been arrested on a charge of assault causing bodily injury-married.

Rachelle Balmez, was apprehended last night . She had been on administrative duty since September of 2017 for a domestic disturbance charge.

In accordance with Civil Service rules for violation of the Texas Penal Code, the Corporal was served with a notice of proposed termination by Sheriff Javier Salazar.

“Misconduct will not be tolerated, especially when a clear cut pattern of misbehavior is apparent. Once probable cause was established, I made the determination to immediately arrest this employee and initiate termination proceedings.”

BCSO Internal Affairs has begun an administrative investigation into the incident, pending further criminal investigation by the Public Integrity Unit.

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