Additional charges filed against former McAllen police officer

2 months 3 days 16 hours ago Tuesday, June 14 2022 Jun 14, 2022 June 14, 2022 6:58 AM June 14, 2022 in News - Local

Additional criminal charges have been filed against a former McAllen police officer. 

Juan Garza Jr. was arrested last month on drug-related charges. Police say Garza, who had worked for the department for 11 years, resigned from his position after the arrest. 

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Garza is now facing two other charges, including misuse of official information, a third-degree felony; and criminal conspiracy: smuggling of persons, a state jail felony. 

Perla Lopez, 26, was also charged with criminal conspiracy as a result of a continuing investigation into the pair's arrest on May 27. 

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