SAPD officer involved in two road rage incidents returned to full duty, police confirm

SAN ANTONIO - A San Antonio Police Department officer who was injured in a shootout outside a strip club in 2018 that left a man paralyzed has been returned to full duty, the agency confirmed. Officer Dezi Rios is now back on patrol, working overnight at the Prue substation, police said. Rios' return to full duty comes after an investigation by the KSAT 12 Defenders revealed that he was involved in two separate road rage incidents, both involving firearms, in the span of nine months. Pezina said his probation was extended last year and will now expire in March because he had difficulty finding steady employment. Continuing coverage on KSAT.com:SAPD officer in off-duty shootout involved in 2nd road rage incident months earlierLawyer: Off-duty officer shot, paralyzed man as he called 911No criminal charges for man who exchanged gunfire with off-duty SAPD officerSAPD officer booted from academy for role in road rage shootout that left man paralyzedPolice identify suspect in shooting of off-duty officer during road rage incidentWitness: 'Out of nowhere, a bullet came through the window'Cellphone video shows aftermath of road-rage shooting that involved off-duty SAPD officerWounded off-duty SAPD officer's condition upgradedOff-duty officer shot 6 times in a road rage incident out of hospitalFundraiser, silent auction held for San Antonio police officer shotCopyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.