BCSO names deputies accused in hazing investigation
Deputies videoed using county-issued stun gun, shackles, handcuffs
SAN ANTONIO – The Bexar County Sheriff's deputies who allegedly participated in the hazing of a fellow deputy at a house party on Friday have been identified.
The Bexar County Sheriff's Office said corporals Ryan Ferrell and Devin Tutor, along with officers Michael Gomez, Joseph Martinez, Juan Macias, Joshua Montoya and Alyssa Aranda, participated in the hazing incident that involved county-issued shackles, handcuffs and a stun gun.
Salazar said the deputies involved are part of the SERT team (Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team).
The deputies -- including the deputy that was allegedly hazed -- were placed on leave for a minimum of 10 days after Sheriff Javier Salazar discovered video of the incident.
READ THE INITIAL REPORT: At least 6 BCSO deputies accused of hazing fellow deputy during party
Salazar said the video shows the six deputies tying up their co-worker and pretending to use a stun gun on the deputy. Additionally, Salazar said the video shows a child participating in the incident.
A spokesperson for BCSO said video of the incident would not be released until the agency has completed its investigation.
Though the investigation is just beginning, Salazar said the deputies could be facing multiple criminal charges including, child endangerment, unlawful restraint and hazing.
BCSO released a list of names of deputies involved in addition to their rank, hire date and SERT hire date.
Hire date: 2/6/2012
SERT date: 11/16/2012
Hire date: 10/28/2013
SERT date: 5/7/2015
Hire date: 10/6/2014
SERT date: 8/19/2015
Hire date: 4/18/2016
SERT date: 12/23/2016
Hire date: 12/8/2016
SERT date: 12/23/2016
Hire date: 4/20/2015
SERT date: 4/15/2016
Hire date: 4/28/2014
SERT date: 7/15/2016
A request for service photos of the deputies was not immediately returned Tuesday afternoon.
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