A federal lawsuit filed in San Antonio this week accuses guards at the Bexar County Jail of establishing and operating an inmates’ fight club inside the facility.
San Antonio television station KSAT reports that an attorney for former Bexar County Jail inmate Rodolfo Carrazco accuses jailers of unlocking Carrazco’s jail cell and then allowing other inmates to challenge him to a fight.
The suit alleges that Carrazco sustained “severe injuries” after the attack that led him to be hospitalized and later received surgical treatment.
Carrazco continues to suffer from injuries incurred in the staged fight, the lawsuit alleges.
KSAT reports that the suit does not indicate when the alleged incident took place.
Bexar County court records indicate that Carrazco has been in and out of the Bexar County Jail following arrests on various criminal offenses dating back to 2002.
Bexar County Sheriff’s Office officials released a statement to KSAT on Friday afternoon:
“We identified the former Deputy in this case as Raul Gonzales. He was a probationary employee that was hired in August of 2016. A criminal case was filed against him in May of 2017. Gonzales was fired by this administration in June 2017 and was given a dishonorable discharge.”