Mugshot released of SAPD officer accused of punching girlfriend’s 14-year-old son

Robert Gaitan is an 11-year SAPD veteran assigned to patrol

Robert Gaitan (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio Police Department officer has been arrested after he allegedly punched his girlfriend’s 14-year-old son, San Antonio police said Monday.

Robert Gaitan, an 11-year SAPD veteran assigned to patrol, is charged with injury to a child.

According to police, Gaitan, 35, punched the teen, who is the son of his girlfriend during a fist fight.

Police said Gaitan will be placed on administrative leave while an internal affairs and criminal investigation is conducted.

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