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Posted on: March 23, 2022

Former SAPD officer indicted for unlawful restraint

A Bexar County Grand Jury indicted a former San Antonio police officer Tuesday on felony charges.

Michael Brewer is charged with unlawful restraint exposing a complainant to a risk of serious bodily injury. The indictment alleges that on Nov. 26, 2019, Brewer intentionally and knowingly by force restrained Matthew Garza without his consent, by restricting Garza’s movements and that Brewer recklessly exposed Garza to a substantial risk of serious bodily injury by place his knee on the head and neck of Garza. 

The Public Integrity and Cyber Crime Division is prosecuting this case in the 186th District Court. Unlawful restraint 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 these and potentially other cases are either pending or may be under investigation, we can make no further comment on them.

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.

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