The Midland County Sheriff's Office has fired 32-year-old MCSO Deputy Juan Alcaraz after being made aware of a use of force incident on September 13.
An administrative investigation began immediately after finding out about the incident. Due to the seriousness of the incident, the Texas Rangers were brought in to conduct a criminal investigation.
According to an affidavit obtained from the county, Alcaraz reportedly grabbed, pulled, shoved and pushed the person onto the roadway and placed a knee on their neck and shoulders.
The Texas Rangers found out that his force was excessive. Alcaraz has been charged with Aggravated Assault by a Public Servant. He was arrested and booked into the Midland County Detention Center.
Below is a statement from Sheriff Criner:
The investigation is still ongoing and we will continue to update this story as we receive more information.