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VIA Transit Police officer suspended following domestic violence arrest

The officer has been employed at VIA since February 2018, according to an official with VIA.
Credit: Courtesy / Bexar County

SAN ANTONIO — A VIA Transit Police officer was arrested Wednesday afternoon on a domestic violence charge, police confirmed.

Police were called to a home in the 700 block of West Ridgewood Court for a reported assault around 3 p.m. and arrested Joe Anthony Garcia on a charge of assault causing bodily injury against a family member, records show.

Garcia was not on duty at the time of the incident, according to an official with VIA. 

SAPD and VIA Transit Police are conducting an investigation.

Garcia has been employed by VIA since February 2018.

Pending the outcome of the investigation, this employee faces disciplinary action up to and including termination.

Records show his bond was set at $3,500.

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