ABUSE BOMBSHELL: SBCISD cop accused of official oppression, child injury fired

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ
Managing Editor
editor@sbnewspaper.com

gavelAn officer with the San Benito CISD Police Department facing charges of official oppression and injury to a child has been fired, school district officials confirmed Thursday.

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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