SAN ANTONIO - News 4 has learned a San Antonio Police officer, who worked off-duty security at a north side church, is under investigation for what's being called an "inappropriate act."
That officer had worked at Cornerstone Church, which has 20,000 members and is one of the largest churches in the city. Law enforcement directs traffic on busy weekends and helps get members to and from service. However, the church recently fired an officer and the church released this statement through a spokesman:
"In late January, Cornerstone Church was informed by the San Antonio Police Department that one of their officers was under investigation for an inappropriate act. This officer had provided periodic traffic and security services on a contract basis for the church. Upon learning of the investigation, Cornerstone immediately terminated the officer's contract."
The spokesman could not say if the act involved a church member or if it happened on church property. He deferred all questions about the investigation to San Antonio Police. Police would not talk to News 4 on Tuesday but instead released a statement:
"There was an allegation made against a San Antonio Police Officer. The allegation is being vigorously investigated and the officer is currently on administrative duty pending the outcome of the investigation."
Police would not provide any more details about the allegation. A source tells News 4 there's a lot more to this story, so check back for future developments. Police say the criminal and internal investigations are ongoing.