Former Bexar County Deputy arrested on charges related to inmate assault

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — He said nothing unusual happened during his shift at the Bexar County Jail. Turns out, that wasn’t true and a former Bexar County Deputy is now an inmate.

Sheriff Javier Salazar says 46 year old David Amaro was placed under arrest Monday following a grand jury’s indictment. Amaro was being charged with tampering with a government record.

The charge originated from an incident in February of 2021. That’s when an inmate reported to Amaro that he had been attacked. The inmate had several injuries to back up his claim but instead of taking the appropriate action, Amaro did nothing.

The inmate waited for Amaro to finish his shift, then reported the attack to the another deputy.

That deputy reported the attack which kicked off an investigation.

Surveillance video showed Amaro witnessing the attack on the inmate and Sheriff Salazar says it’s possible the former deputy ordered the assault.

As a result, Amaro was first placed on administrative leave then was was fired a few days later.

He had been with the Sheriff’s office for about 16 months.

The tampering charges against Amero is a state jail felony.

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