GALVESTON, Texas – An investigation is underway after a Galveston police officer was charged with assault causing bodily injury family violence.
According to the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office, Galveston police Capt. Pedro Alcocer was involved in an off-duty disturbance regarding possible criminal conduct.
Deputies said the preliminary investigations were shared with the Galveston County District Attorney’s Office, who recommended the charges.
Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset said the police chief called him Monday to ask if the sheriff’s office would investigate the allegations.
“Anytime you have to investigate another officer there are hurdles, challenges in play but we’re going to do what’s right,” said Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset.
Deputies said on Jan. 31, warrants were issued for Alcocer’s arrest. On Feb. 1, Alcocer turned himself in at the Galveston County Jail. He was released on bond, deputies said.
An emergency protective order prohibits Alcocer from threatening or harassing a family member and going within 200 yards of a particular person’s house, job, school, and child care facility. The order also revokes Acocer’s license to carry. If the order is violated, he could be sent to jail or fined $4,000.
Alcocer was placed on administrative leave without pay while the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the cases. He bonded out of jail on Monday.
He has been employed with the Galveston Police Department since January 1991.