Palm Valley Police Chief arrested for tampering with government records

    Alvaro Garcia (Source: Cameron County Jail)

    Alvaro Garcia, the police chief of Palm Valley, was arrested following an multi-agency investigation.

    Garcia was arrested Tuesday morning at the Palm Valley headquarters by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, alongside Texas Rangers and the Cameron County District Attorney's Office.

    Garcia is charged with three counts of tampering with government records.

    CBS 4 spoke with the Palm Valley Mayor George Rivera, who declined to speak to us on camera, but said briefly over the phone, "It was unfortunate that our police chief was arrested."

    He mentioned Chief Garcia was on personal leave.

    According to booking records, Garcia's bond has been set at $12,000 total.

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