Fired San Antonio police officer indicted after sharing confidential info with known felon

Ronaldo Segovia charged with misusing public information

Ronaldo Segovia is charged with misuse of public information. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – A fired San Antonio police officer is now facing criminal charges, according to the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office.

Former officer Ronaldo Segovia, who was terminated by the department in October 2019, was indicted Tuesday on two counts of misusing public information, according to a news release.

“This case was brought to our office by the San Antonio Police Department. After a thorough review, the case was presented to a Grand Jury which returned a true bill of indictment,” said Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales.

Segovia is accused of providing privileged vehicle registration information to Arthur Perez, a “convicted felon and known criminal,” officials allege. The information was shared “with intent to harm or defraud” the man whose information was shared, according to the news release.

In the second count of the indictment, Segovia is accused of making a false statement about the case to a San Antonio police detective, according to the news release.

Segovia had a history of problematic behavior before he was fired from the police department, records showed.

In the same month he received his indefinite suspension, Segovia was also handed a 30-day suspension for failing to report an alleged assault involving former Officer Kenneth Moreno, who was arrested in May 2019 on stalking charges.

In January 2019, KSAT 12 News also obtained disciplinary paperwork showing a 40-day suspension against Segovia. In that case, Segovia — who was off-duty at the time — had to be handcuffed in a disturbance call because he was combative with officers as they were conducting an investigation.

Disciplinary documents state that Segovia referred to an officer as a “boot,” which is a slang term used when describing new police officers. Suspension paperwork states Segovia called an officer “a straight up boot” and said, “You’re still a f------ boot” multiple times.

In addition to those remarks, disciplinary paperwork states Segovia taunted police, telling them, “You ain’t got no complaint” and that they could “take that to f------ (internal affairs).”

Authorities referenced at least 14 incidents in suspension paperwork in which Segovia made disparaging remarks to officers, at one point saying, “That’s what’s wrong with our department, pieces of s--- like you.”

Officers on the scene told authorities that they felt Segovia was intoxicated.

If convicted on the criminal charges, which are third-degree felonies, Segovia faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

About the Author:

Fares Sabawi has been a journalist in San Antonio for four years. He has covered several topics, but specializes in crime, courts, open records and data visualization.