Bexar County, Texas, Corrections Officer Charged with Civil Rights Violations

WASHINGTON – A Bexar County, Texas, corrections officer was charged today in a two-count federal indictment with violating the civil rights of two detainees, announced the Department of Justice. The charges stem from two incidents – one on Oct. 8, 2007; the other on May 31, 2009 – in which Raymond Quintero, 33, of San Antonio, allegedly assaulted inmates at the Bexar County Detention Center.

An indictment is a formal accusation of criminal conduct, not evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

If convicted, the defendant faces maximum penalties of 10 years in prison on each of the civil rights charges.

This case was investigated by Special Agent Mirella Rodriguez of the San Antonio Division of the FBI with assistance from the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Baumann of the Western District of Texas and Civil Rights Division Trial Attorney Christopher Lomax.

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