Ex-Central Texas police officer charged with official oppression
KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) - A former Killeen police officer accused of making “unwanted sexual advances” to a female victim is free on bond after he was charged with official oppression, police announced Thursday.
Edgar Diaz-Casillas turned himself in on April 1 at the Bell County Jail after a Bell County Grand Jury handed up an indictment against him the day before.
His bond was set at $100,000.
His name did not appear on the Bell County Jail’s online roster Thursday.
The unnamed female victim told detectives on June 22, 2019 that “Edgar Diaz-Casillas had made unwanted sexual advances to her while acting under color of his employment as a public servant, namely, a Killeen police officer,” police spokeswoman Ofelia Miramontez said in a press release late Thursday afternoon.
Diaz was placed on administrative leave while the Killeen Police Department’s Special Victims Unit investigated the accusations.
Diaz-Casillas, a three-year veteran of the department, was placed on indefinite suspension on Feb. 11 “for code of conduct violations, dishonesty, lack of integrity and untruthfulness on multiple occasions,” Miramontez said.
A civil service appeal is pending, she said.
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