Cop gets boot in wake of shooting
By Michelle Casady - Express-News
Michael Garza was drinking on the job the night of July 26 when he later shot and killed the ex-boyfriend of his girlfriend, according to a letter outlining the reasons for the undercover police officer's indefinite suspension.
The letter, signed by Chief William McManus, details the infractions — not being truthful, not fulfilling a responsibility to serve the public, drinking on duty, misuse of city cellphone and vehicle — that led to Garza's suspension, which is tantamount to being fired.
Garza, 33, a 10-year SAPD veteran, is appealing the suspension, which was effective Nov. 20. A message left at the office of his attorney, Bob Leonard, wasn't returned Thursday.
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