Affidavit: Bexar County deputy ‘sexually aroused’ during improper strip searches
49 year-old Floyd Berry Jr. was an 18-year veteran in the Sheriff’s Office.
BEXAR COUNTY – Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar and officials with the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced the arrest of a deputy at a news conference early Sunday.
Salazar said at least five women between the ages of 26 and 52 have come forward with complaints about 49 year-old Floyd Berry Jr.'s actions. The allegations led authorities to charge Berry with three counts of official oppression, a class A misdemeanor. The other two complaints are still under investigation.
Three allegations were detailed in an affidavit obtained by KSAT.
Deputies began investigating Berry on Dec. 3, when a woman called the office’s internal affairs unit to file a complaint about him, according to the affidavit.
Berry conducted a traffic stop on the woman and a male friend on Dec. 1 at a Shell gas station at 20115 Highway 281, she told investigators.
Berry isolated the woman in the back of his patrol car and took her to a secluded area, where Berry directed her “to remove her clothing so he could search her,” according to the affidavit.
The woman complied, exposing herself to Berry before she was taken back to the gas station.
A day later, another victim filed a similar complaint about Berry to the internal affairs unit.
In that case, Berry pulled the woman and her husband over, according to the affidavit. He isolated the woman and “instructed her to lift her bra and shake."
The woman told investigators she was forced to repeat the procedure until she “completely exposed her nipples,” according to the affidavit.
The third complaint came from a woman he arrested for two outstanding felony warrants.
She told authorities that Berry stopped his patrol car in a secluded area while he was taking her to the magistrate’s office. He ordered the woman to expose herself for a search.
“Victim 3 stated she could visually see that Deputy Floyd Berry was sexually aroused,” investigators wrote in the affidavit.
She told investigators that Berry “continually made flirtatious comments” for the rest of the ride.
Berry did not document any of the searches in his incident reports, according to the affidavit.
BCSO believes there may be more victims. Officials are urging anyone with information to call 210-335-5110.
BCSO placed Berry on administrative duty a few days ago, according to Salazar.
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