Report: Austin police officer who operated Breathalyzer at jail allegedly showed up to work drunk

Updated 9:51 pm, Tuesday, April 18, 2017

An Austin police officer responsible for handling Breathalyzers at the Travis County jail was fired Monday after officials at the department learned he possibly showed up to work intoxicated, according to media reports and the police department.

APD spokeswoman Lisa Cortinas confirmed Tuesday that an APD officer has been indefinitely suspended and another officer was “given days off.”

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Cortinas mentioned there were memos that may have additional details regarding the incident, but those weren’t immediately available to the Express-News at this writing.


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