Posted: Mar 31, 2013 6:47 PM
SAN ANTONIO - Prosecutors have dropped a case against a San Antonio police sergeant accused of removing evidence after a fellow officer's wreck.
Sgt. Ramiro H. Garcia had faced up to 10 years in prison on the tampering with evidence charge.
The San Antonio Express-News reports (http://bit.ly/YP5Dy3) that he remains on temporary suspension without pay.
Charges remain pending against Sgt. Joseph Earl Myers, who retired from the department after the February 2012 incident. Colleagues found him incoherent and wearing only in a T-shirt and boxer shorts near his wrecked pickup.
Prosecutors allege that Myers tested positive for cocaine.
Several officers took him home after allegedly removing items. Garcia had been accused of taking empty beer cans from the car.
Bexar County prosecutors later said Garcia wasn't hindering an official proceeding.
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