Statement from Chief McManus in response to the arrest and federal charges against SAPD Officer Sebastian Torres.
“The charges against Torres are deeply disturbing. When I was initially made aware of the allegations, he was immediately placed on administrative duty and a joint investigation with the FBI was launched. As a result of his arrest, Torres is now on administrative leave and the case remains under investigation. Because this is now a federal investigation, I cannot comment further except to say that we will continue to provide information and assistance to the FBI and the United States Attorney’s Office.”
Officer Torres is 25 years old and a two-year veteran with the San Antonio Police Department assigned to patrol.
For additional information regarding the specific nature of the charges please refer to the joint press release.