Criminal Charges Filed Against Police Officer
(TX) – A criminal investigation into Ronaldo Segovia has finally resulted in a Grand Jury returning a true bill. Segovia was fired by the San Antonio Police Department in October of 2019, but has been fighting that termination. The official criminal charges against him are two counts of Misusing Public Information, which is a third degree felony.
According to KSAT 12,
Segovia is accused of providing privileged vehicle registration information to Arthur Perez, a “convicted felon and known criminal,” officials allege. The information was shared “with intent to harm or defraud” the man whose information was shared, according to the news release.
In the second count of the indictment, Segovia is accused of making a false statement about the case to a San Antonio police detective, according to the news release.
Blatant Police Misconduct
In an attempt to cover his actions, Segovia made a false statement to a police detective with the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD). According to the Express News,
Segovia also is alleged to have deceived SAPD Detective Timothy Coleman, telling him he had taken a report about a theft of service complaint by Perez against Lara.
It turned out Segovia never made the report, and it was Lara who filed a terroristic threat complaint against Perez, according to police and the DA’s office.
The victim (Lara) had to file a Terroristic Threat police report to try to protect himself from the convicted felon and Officer Ronaldo Segovia.
But that’s not all. Segovia received an indefinite suspension and a 30-day suspension in the same month. The 30-day suspension was for failing to report an alleged assault by another police officer. Those two suspensions would have been in October of 2019. Prior to that, in January of 2019, he received a 40-day suspension. In that case, while off-duty, he was abusive and combative with fellow officers while “they were conducting an investigation.” So much so that he had to be handcuffed.
Ronaldo Segovia Denies Allegations
Mr. Segovia has denied the allegations against him. He “has appealed both suspensions through the arbitration process.” The City of San Antonio just had an election that had the repeal of collective bargaining on the ballot. That initiative was defeated. SAPD will retain their rights to collective bargaining and the ability to use arbitration. That means we need a conviction to ensure Segovia does not get his job back. As we’ve all seen, the arbitrators can’t be trusted.
Segovia was given a $5,000 bail bond and was released after posting bail. He “faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.”