By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ
Rodriguez said there was much he couldn’t discuss about a meeting held Thursday by the City of San Benito Risk Management Committee, which includes Rodriguez, City Manager Manuel Lara, and Operations Chiefs Martin Morales of the SBPD and Raul Zuniga of the SBFD as well as Human Resources Director Yolanda Villafranca.
The committee met to discuss an SBPD officer who, in May, was accused of pulling a gun on two women who accused the policeman – reportedly off duty at the time – of tailing them in an alleged incident of road rage. Also discussed by the committee were the recent incidents involving a San Benito Fire Department captain accused of arriving to work on Saturday under the influence of alcohol and Candido Ortiz, the decorated SBPD veteran officer arrested for allegedly pointing a gun at a Cameron County Sheriff’s deputy when authorities responded to a domestic disturbance reported at his home.
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