By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ
According to Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio, now-former SBCISD police officer Joe Mendez was arrested Wednesday after he turned himself in to authorities. Mendez, who in February was accused of assaulting a teenage student who was restrained at the department’s station, was released from County custody after posting bail. Lucio confirmed that Mendez’ bonds were set at $35,000 (official oppression) and $5,000 (injury to a child).
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