Former BCSO detention officer indicted after altering government document to cover up inmate attack, DA’s office says

Victor Collins was arrested last year, charged with assault-bodily injury

Victor Damian Collins, 26. (Bexar County Jail)

SAN ANTONIO – A former Bexar County detention deputy has been indicted, according to the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office. He’s accused of altering a government document to cover up an attack on an inmate.

Victor Collins was arrested last year and charged with assault-bodily injury. Investigators said he assaulted an inmate in February 2021 and tried to hide it in the paperwork. But that inmate told other officials that Collins had assaulted him.

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At the time, Sheriff Javier Salazar said that the inmate’s facial injuries were “pretty substantial.”

Collins changed the paperwork, according to an investigator, falsely claiming, “No force was utilized.”

A probationary deputy admitted to seeing the alleged assault, Salazar said. Collins could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison if convicted.