UPDATE: Indicted Cop Still On Duty
POSTED: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 9:56am
UPDATED: Saturday, November 6, 2010 - 12:28pm
UPDATE: Darryl Petry, the Spokeman for the El Paso Police Department, says he believes Officer Mark Munoz has remained on duty since being accused, charged and indicted for sexual assault.
We have asked Petry who made the call to keep Munoz on duty, and we have requested an interview with that person. We are now waiting for the EPPD to get back to us.
The indictment says that Mark Munoz assaulted the victim while she was unconscious and physically unable to resist. According to the indictment, the incident happened over a year ago.
Munoz was indicted in July but the charge was not filed with the district clerk until October 19, 2010.
We are attempting to contact the Police Department to find out if Munoz is still working or if he was suspended pending the outcome of the investigation. We are also trying to contact district Attorney Jaime Esparza to see if they will bring in a special prosecutor to take over the case.
An arraignment has been scheduled tomorrow at 2 p.m.
To see the indictment download the PDF below...