At least 6 BCSO deputies accused of hazing fellow deputy during party

Child, 4, possibly participated in event

SAN ANTONIO – Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar announced Monday that at least seven deputies have been suspended for at least 10 days following a hazing event that occurred on Friday night.

Salazar also told the deputies they can not return to duty or "wear the uniform" until the investigation is complete.

That includes the deputy that was hazed.

Salazar said a video shows at least six deputies tying up a fellow deputy and pretending to use a stun gun on that deputy. The sheriff also said the deputies used county issued handcuff, shackles and Taser during the event.

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The event took place at a deputy’s home, Salazar said.

The video shows a child also participating in the event, the sheriff said. Though the investigation is just beginning, Salazar said the deputies could be facing multiple criminal charges including, child endangerment, unlawful restraint and hazing.

Salazar said the deputies involved are part of the SERT team (Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team).

BCSO Public Integrity Unit Press Conference

WATCH LIVE: The Bexar County Sheriff's Office Public Integrity Unit is holding a live press conference about a "high profile investigation." More info: http://bit.ly/2fFYkgx

Posted by KSAT 12 & KSAT.com on Monday, August 14, 2017

This is a developing story. KSAT will have a live report on KSAT 12 News at 5 p.m.


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