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City will not appeal ruling allowing suspended officer to return

Arbitrator: SAPD Officer Michael Garza should have received 15-day suspension

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio city officials said they will not appeal an arbitrator's ruling allowing Officer Michael Garza to return to work.

Garza was suspended from the San Antonio Police Department after an internal investigation into a July 28, 2012, shooting.

Garza shot and killed Alfred Aragon in front of his home after a violent altercation that began on the city's North Side.

Police ruled that the shooting was justified but suspended Garza for breaking several department rules during the incident.

Click here to read more about the violations.

An arbitrator ruled last week that Garza should have been given a 15-day suspension, instead of the indefinite one he received from then-Chief William McManus.

City Manager Sheryl Sculley and police Chief Anthony Trevino said last week that Garza would not be returning to any position where he would interact with the public.