SAN ANTONIO - Officer Jackie Neal with the San Antonio Police Department has been charged with sexual assault. Reports state that he was on-duty when he began following a teenage girl for several blocks before finally stopping her.
The girl says Officer Neal used the excuse that “her car was stolen.” He then did a forcible “pat down.” She pleaded for a female officer, but he continued. Then he handcuffed her and forced her to the back of his squad car where she was groped, assaulted, and raped, according to reports.
The girl reported the rape immediately. It turns out that this is the third time Officer Neal has been accused of sexual “misconduct.”
Officer Neal was taken into custody on Saturday. He has since been released.
Police Chief William McManus told the San Antonio Express-News, “I am at a loss for words. I am outraged. This is a punch in the eye to the police department.”
- Remember, all accused are innocent until proven guilty, not the other way around.
But this case may not come as a surprise to Americans, given that the reports of police committing sexual assault are two times the amount of reports in the general population.