A former San Antonio police officer has been indicted on a charge stemming from an officer-involved shooting.
Oscar Cruz was indicted for deadly conduct. The indictment alleges that on March 9, 2020, Cruz knowingly discharged a firearm at and in the direction of Elijah Jordan and Cruz Benavidez; and Oscar Cruz was then and there a public servant acting under the color of his employment, to wit: an officer employed by the San Antonio Police Department.
After review by the Civil Rights Divisions, the case was presented to a Bexar County Grand Jury on Wednesday. That Grand Jury returned a true bill of indictment on the deadly conduct charge.
This case is being prosecuted by the Civil Rights Division in the 399th District Court. Deadly conduct is a third degree felony punishable by two to 10 years in prison 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 this case is pending, we can make no further comment.
Copies of indictments may be requested from the Bexar County District Clerk. Information on court settings can be found by searching the case online or directly from the court.