An Alice police officer Rene Garcia was suspended without pay Tuesday, March 6 for allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend, according to sources.

According to the victim, Garcia becomes violent after a night of drinking alcoholic beverages. The victim reported the incident several months ago before they broke up. 

Garcia’s case was investigated by the Jim Wells County Sheriff’s Office, but he has not been arrested.

The investigation was closed and the case was sent to the Jim Wells County Attorney’s Office.

Garcia has been with the police department for approximately 15 years. This is not the first time Garcia has been suspended from the department.

Garcia was suspended in April of 2017 after he was allegedly involved in an altercation at a local bar.