Bexar County Deputy Arrested
Bexar County Deputy, Brandon Young, was arrested on Saturday for Assault Bodily Injury-Family Violence and Resisting Arrest. When officers arrived to the domestic violence call they found an individual with facial injuries. When deputies went to take Deputy Young into custody, he resisted to such an extent that arresting officers had to use a taser on him to get him to comply. As you can imagine, officers don’t want to have to use tasers on other officers. That must have been some struggle. Brandon Young was charged with Assault Bodily Injury-Family Violence and Resisting arrest. His bond for the assault charge was set at $2,500 and $1,000 for the resisting arrest charge.
This is not the first time the Deputy Young has had problems. On Friday, just the day before he was arrested, he was placed on administrative leave. Deputy Young was caught, on body cam video, attempting to kick an inmate in the face. He was being investigated for this attempted use of excessive force. And as a final notch on his belt of misdeeds, Deputy Young has previously been caught sleeping on the job. He is currently in the process of being terminated.
COVID-19 On the Rise Again in the Bexar County Jail
In May the Bexar County Jail saw 300 cases of the coronavirus among the inmates but as people move in and out of the jail, and all of San Antonio seemed to drop in cases, those numbers went down. The new spike everywhere in Texas is affecting the jail too. Currently there are 70 inmates who are positive for the coronavirus. In addition, according to KSAT12,
“A total of 39 BCSO deputies — 32 detention deputies and 7 patrol deputies — have contracted the virus, he said. Three civilian employees have also tested positive.”
We aren’t seeing cumulative numbers coming out of the jail on inmates anymore, probably because it gives a false picture of what is happening. As stated above, individuals get booked in and released constantly. Over-all totals would make it appear as if a lot more inmates at the jail were infected than what there are.