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Corrections Officer Arrested for Bringing Prohibited Substances & Items into a Correctional Facility

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 12, 2021

Corrections Officer Arrested for Bringing Prohibited Substances & Items into a Correctional Facility

TCSO has arrested Corrections Officer Jose Esquivel and charged him with BringingProhibited Substances & Items into a Correctional Facility, a third degree felony.

On October 20, 2021, a corrections supervisor received a report from an inmate that Esquivel was bringing contraband into the Travis County Correctional Complex in exchange for monetary compensation.

An Internal Affairs investigation was immediately opened, which was followed by a criminal investigation. During the investigation, Esquivel was reassigned to administrative duties that did not involve inmate interaction.

Esquivel has been employed with TCSO since September 10, 2018. His case is currently under review for administrative or disciplinary action.

“I’m disappointed that a Travis County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Officer engaged in this kind of act. When one of our own is arrested, the impact is felt throughout the agency. We hold our employees to a very high standard of conduct and accountability. When it comes to our attention that an employee has potentially violated the law, we act swiftly to investigate the matter and take appropriate action.”-Sheriff Sally Hernandez

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Submitted By: Kristen Dark, Sr. Public Information Officer (512) 318-5669

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