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BCSO deputy indicted, accused of assaulting prisoner

A Bexar County Sheriff's Office deputy has been arrested and charged with official oppression stemming from an incident involving a prisoner in her care on April 14, 2015.

A Bexar County Sheriff's Office deputy has been arrested and charged with official oppression, violation of civil rights and assault by a public servant stemming from an incident involving a prisoner in her care on April 14, 2015, according to the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney’s Office.

Deputy Cynthia Benavidez is still currently an employee but has been placed on administrative leave pending a professional standards and integrity investigation, according to a Bexar County Sheriff's Office spokesperson. She was arrested with a warrant last Tuesday and has since posted bond.

If convicted, each charge would be classified as Class A misdemeanors punishable of up to one year in jail and up to a $4,000 fine.

No further details have been released at this time.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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