By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ
The loss of control of his staff was cited as one of the determining factors in Santiago R. Garcia’s demotion from the school district’s police chief to police officer.
Garcia was informed of the reassignment via correspondence from San Benito CISD Interim Superintendent Dr. Ismael Cantu on Friday, Jan. 17. In the reassignment letter, which was released to the San Benito News on Tuesday in response to a request, Cantu said the decision was made to demote Garcia in rank due to “many complaints that have been filed” against the now-former chief by members of his own staff.
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