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Ex-school cop headed to court: Hearing set in official oppression case

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com A hearing announcement has been scheduled for Sept. 5 in the case of a now-former San Benito CISD police officer who is accused of assaulting a 15-year-old female student. Joe Mendez, while serving as an officer for the SBCISD Police Department, is accused of allegedly lifting a 15-year-old …

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Video surfaces in school cop’s injury to a child investigation

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By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Surveillance footage is reportedly one of the pieces of evidence from a Texas Rangers investigation into a San Benito CISD police officer, who was accused of assaulting a 15-year-old female student, reportedly turned over to the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office for review. Joe Mendez, while serving as an …

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

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com An 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 …

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