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SAPD officer indicted on bribery, child pornography charges

Erik Rodriguez, a 14-year veteran of the San Antonio Police Department was handed down multiple indictments by a Bexar County Grand Jury on Monday, January 25.

SAN ANTONIO — A 14-year veteran of the San Antonio Police Department was handed down multiple indictments by a Bexar County Grand Jury Monday, January 25, 2021.  

Erik Rodriguez was charged in a two-count indictment with bribery and misuse of public information. Earlier this month, Rodriguez was arrested and placed on administrative leave after an active investigation into alleged dating violence revealed he was passing along "case information" to the suspect, according to officials.

According to court records,  it was discovered that Rodriguez provided information about the investigative details of a case to the individual that was under investigation. As a result, the victim listed in this incident was caused undue harm as a result of the information transferred from Rodriguez to the individual under investigation.

Court records revealed that Rodriguez proceeded to accept compensation from the individual for the information provided. 

In a statement, Chief William McManus said he was "bitterly disappointed and frustrated" in the development.

A second indictment charged Rodriguez with possession of child pornography. Because he had not been charged with this offense prior to today's indictment, the Grand Jury set a bond of $100,000 on this case.