After public intoxication arrest, Mission suspends police corporal for 12 days
The Mission Police Department suspended a corporal after fellow officers cited him for public intoxication Monday.
Officers arrested Cpl. Adan Beltran at 1:46 a.m. Monday, when they found him drunk near the Jack in the Box restaurant on East Expressway 83, according to a statement from Mission police Chief Robert Dominguez.
"He was arrested," Dominguez said. "And right now we're in the process of an investigation on it."
Officers cited Beltran for public intoxication, a Class C misdemeanor.
CBS 4 News requested copy of the misdemeanor citation from the Mission Municipal Court on Monday afternoon; the citation wasn’t available by 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Details about the arrest remain unclear.
Asked what happened, Dominguez said officers found Beltran in a vehicle — but declined answer any additional questions and promised to release a statement. CBS 4 News submitted a litany of questions to Dominguez, who didn't answer them.
"The Mission Police Departments' (sic) Office of Professional Responsibility was tasked with the investigation to ascertain if any City of Mission Personnel Policy Manual rules and regulations were violated, along with the City of Mission Police Department General Rules Manual, local civil service rules and civil service law under Chapter 143 of the Texas Government Code," according to the statement. "The results of the investigation revealed that there were indeed a number of policy, rule and civil service law violations."
The department suspended Beltran without pay for 12 days, according to the statement, which doesn't specify when the suspension started.
An attorney who represents Beltran declined to comment.