Indicted SAPD officer allowed to visit his children while awaiting trial

Erik Rodriguez charged with bribery, misuse of official information, child porn

Rodriguez plans to go back to his family and find a job to help support them.

SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio police officer who has been indicted on several charges will be allowed to visit his children as he awaits trial.

Erik Rodriguez, a 14-year SAPD veteran, is accused of bribery and accepting money in exchange for providing information to a defendant in a domestic violence case.

Rodriguez has also been indicted on possession of child pornography charges.

During a brief hearing Wednesday before 226th District Court Judge Velia Meza, Rodriguez asked that he be allowed to visit his children while on bond awaiting trial.

”I just want to work,” Rodriguez testified. “I want to work and see my kids.”

Meza granted a bond modification that allows Rodriguez supervised visits with his children.

After he was indicted, Rodriguez was placed on indefinite suspension without pay.

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Sal Salazar is a photojournalist at KSAT 12. Before coming to KSAT in 1998, he worked at the Fox affiliate in San Antonio. Sal started off his career back in 1995 for the ABC Affiliate in Lubbock and has covered many high-profile news events since. In his free time, he enjoys spending time at home, gaming and loves traveling with his wife.