May 25 – An El Paso County sheriff’s deputy was arrested Thursday on suspicion of threatening and first-degree official misconduct, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office.
Colorado Springs Police have taken Daniel Garcia into custody in connection with an ongoing investigation, for which the Sheriff’s Office provided limited details.
Public court records indicate that Garcia has been charged with four counts of felony threat of using a real or simulated weapon and one count of first-degree misconduct, all alleged to have occurred on February 28. held on $2,000 bond.
The sheriff’s office has employed Garcia for nearly a decade. He works in the Detention Operations Department, which handles intake and detention services, and the judicial services.
The sheriff’s office said Garcia was placed on administrative leave as a result of the charges, per department policy.
“As this is an active investigation, we will not be issuing any further comment or press release regarding this matter,” the sheriff’s office wrote in a statement.