Austin firefighter temporarily suspended for DWI in San Antonio

An Austin Fire Department fireman was temporarily suspended after his arrest in San Antonio. The firefighter was arrested for drinking while drunk.

Christopher Cortez has been suspended for 16 days, according to AFD. The temporary suspension began on Tuesday December 8th and will end on Thursday December 24th.

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According to a memorandum from Chief Joel Baker, Cortez was arrested by the San Antonio Police Department on Monday, August 31st. Chief Baker stated in the memorandum that he had looked at the bodycam footage of the arrest and that Cortez, although drunk, acted in a respectful and polite manner during the encounter.

After the temporary suspension, Cortez is placed on a one-year probationary period. During this time he will be subjected to random alcohol tests.

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