Bexar County Sheriff terminates deputy arrested on domestic violence charges

Eriq Sorola arrested Thursday afternoon at his home

BCSO Deputy Eriq Sorola is facing a charge of Assault Bodily Injury, according to authorities. (BCSO/KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar has issued termination paperwork for a deputy arrested on assault charges, officials said.

Deputies were dispatched to Eriq Sorola’s home for a reported assault on Thursday afternoon.

Sorola was arrested and later charged with assault causing bodily injury to a family or household member.

Salazar initiated termination proceedings after Sorola’s arrest. The Public Integrity Unit and Internal Affairs will conduct concurrent, separate investigations in this case.

The sheriff issued the following statement regarding the case:

“Domestic violence is inexcusable by anyone, especially by someone sworn to uphold the law. I have made my stance on employee misconduct quite clear, so my move to terminate this person should come as no surprise to anyone. If you can’t abide by the law, you have no place in this agency.”

His bond is set at $3,500. He has been employed by BCSO since March 2017 and was assigned to the detention bureau.

Pictured is Eriq Sorola, 25. (KSAT)

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Ivan Herrera has worked as a journalist in San Antonio since 2016. His work for KSAT 12 and includes covering breaking news of the day, as well as producing Q&As and content for the "South Texas Pride" and "KSAT Money" series.