By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ
Another San Benito police officer has filed an appeal challenging his suspension, this time it’s the former assistant chief.
Arnold Garcia, who now serves a captain with the San Benito Police Department (SBPD), was demoted from the assistant chief position following an incident in which he, along with his brother SBPD Lieutenant Tony Garcia, allegedly used an unmarked police vehicle to transport beer from a local convenience store to a city facility.
This reportedly occurred in June 2010, when Garcia was accused in an unrelated incident of not cooperating with a random drug test. In that matter he received a two-day suspension without pay. Such action irked over a dozen fellow SBPD officers and prompted them to draft a letter of no confidence in the then-assistant chief and in Police Chief George Gomez.
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