A former San Antonio Park Police officer is charged with tampering with a governmental record.
A Bexar County Grand Jury returned the indictment on Jan. 6, 2022. It alleges that on Jan. 8, 2020, David Rene Garcia (SID: 822053) did, with intent to defraud and harm another, namely: Bexar County Court at Law No. 14 and the Bexar County Adult Probation Department, knowingly make a false alteration of a governmental record, to-wit: an application for probation/deferred adjudication, said false alteration of being striking through a condition of probation.
Garcia was booked on the new charge Monday and posted a $5,000 bond. This case is being prosecuted by the Public Integrity and Cyber Crime Division in the 437th District Court. Tampering with a governmental record is a state jail felony punishable by 180 days to two years in jail and a possible fine of up to $10,000.
An indictment is not a finding of guilt. A person charged by indictment is presumed innocent until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt by a jury or a judge. Because these and potentially other cases are either pending or may be under investigation, we can make no further comment on them.
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