SAN ANTONIO — A San Antonio Police officer accused of stalking his ex-girlfriend has been fired from the force.
Officer Kenneth Moreno was terminated from SAPD in October, according to city records released last week. He was arrested in May on a third-degree felony charge of stalking.
Recently obtained police records state that Moreno violated an "applicable fire or police department rule or special order," more specifically, he violated rule 3.04- responsibility to serve the public conduct and behavior and rule 4.06 on-duty activities.
Records show that he was allowed to attend appointments, the nature of the appointments was redacted from the report, but instead went to Gold's Gym to confront his ex-girlfriend. While there, he took his ex's phone, which he tried to go through, then threatened to kill her if she didn't take him back, suspension documents state.
Moreno was arrested May 16, one day after he allegedly went to his ex's house and parked outside her home for more than 30 minutes, records state. He was released from jail shortly thereafter.
The suspension documents allege Moreno had previously prevented his ex-girlfriend from calling 911 by repeatedly calling her phone and that she feared for her safety.
Moreno's attorney, Ben Sifuentes Jr., submitted a notice of appeal to the city's Firefighter, and Police Officer Civil Service Commission on Oct. 17, which states in part, "the charges are legally insufficient to support disciplinary action. The disciplinary action does not fit the offense or alleged offense."
Police records state Moreno was embroiled in a love triangle with his then-girlfriend and fellow SAPD Officer Nicollette Muniz.
Muniz is currently facing an assault charge after allegedly punching Moreno's ex-girlfriend earlier this year.
Eyewitness Wants to Know filed an open records request for Moreno's internal affairs report earlier this month.
The city on Monday asked the Attorney General's office for permission to withhold the report, citing the fact that the report contains records dealing with a criminal investigation and that the release of the report would "interfere with the detection, investigation, and prosecution of a crime." The city also argued that there is medical information in the report that is "highly intimate or embarrassing," and that such information is "not of legitimate concern to the public."