Social media posts lead to suspensions for 3 San Antonio police officers, records show

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SAN ANTONIO – At least three San Antonio police officers had been suspended in latest months for their actions on Facebook, in accordance to records obtained by the KSAT 12 Defenders.

The police division on Monday launched records for San Antonio police officers who had been disciplined in November and December, months after they had been initially requested.

The questionable posts occurred over the summer time after a number of protests had damaged out over the dying of George Floyd.

Each officer was suspended for bringing “reproach and discredit” onto the San Antonio Police Department, the paperwork confirmed.

In one case, the police division was notified by the FBI about one of many officer’s Facebook actions.

San Antonio police detective Rudy Guzman was suspended for 10 days with out pay in November for his Facebook posts, in accordance to town paperwork.

Guzman was the topic of an administrative investigation over the summer time after his posts had been first reported to police.

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First, Guzman posted an “inappropriate and offensive TikTok video,” police discovered. Then, Guzman posted an “inappropriate and offensive meme.” The paperwork didn’t embrace the content material of both of those posts.

During the investigation, police additionally discovered Guzman had posted two movies deemed inappropriate. The first one confirmed the video of a protestor standing in entrance of the navy.

“Detective Guzman made an inappropriate and offensive comment on this post,” in accordance to the suspension document.

Guzman shared one other video exhibiting the Venezuelan navy utilizing a cell water cannon on protesters with one other inappropriate remark, the paperwork confirmed.

Officer Cody Haegelin was handed a 10-day suspension in December for his Facebook feedback final year.

Haegelin, who posted below the title “Busta Wayne,” penned profane posts on June 30, in accordance to the records.

“Right now you have all the rejects/losers backing this ignorant movement,” Haegelin wrote. “The working class are silent. Keep it coming and see how the ball rolls when the people paying for all you ignorant f—ks have had enough.”

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It was unclear within the paperwork which particular motion Haegelin was referring to.

In one other remark, he defended former President Donald Trump.

“Because Trump isn’t “racist” for the final f—king time,” Haegelin responded to a girl. “People now a days wouldn’t know racism as their ancestor KNEW it.”

San Antonio police suspended Officer George Olivarri for 5 days in December after they had been notified of his Facebook exercise by the FBI, in accordance to the suspension paperwork.

Olivarri was allegedly one in every of three San Antonio police officers who appreciated an inappropriate Facebook put up between May and June, in accordance to the records.

The {photograph} within the put up depicted blood spatter on the facet of a automotive together with a caption that learn, “Didn’t see any protesters.”

Though Olivarri was recognized as one of many officers who appreciated the picture, the opposite two officers weren’t recognized. It is unclear if these officers have been disciplined in reference to their exercise on Facebook.

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