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Bexar County deputy accused of threatening to 'shoot up place' and 'kill people' at bar

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A Bexar County deputy is accused of threatening to "shoot up the place" and "kill people" last Wednesday at a Northwest Side bar.

“They said that they were going to come back and shoot up the bar and kill people," said Joshua Cornell, a bouncer at Deol's.

Two Bexar County deputies were drinking Dec. 12 at Deol's Bar, located at 6851 North Loop 1604 West. The pair identified themselves as Bexar County deputies by showing patrons their badges and credentials.

"They were trying to order people around and tell them what they could and couldn’t do just because they’re Bexar County sheriff," said Cornell.

According to a police report, later in the night a deputy allegedly offered a woman $20 for "services" believed to be sex according to a police report. Security asked the deputies to leave. The pair left the bar, went to Taco Cabana but returned later.

"We hold ourselves to a higher standard, in accordance with the expectations of the public we serve," said Sheriff Javier Salazar. "Our conduct must always be beyond reproach, whether on or off duty. We are assisting the SAPD with all aspects of this investigation, and will handle it as swiftly and severely as possible, if the allegations are proven."

Corporal Edmundo Renteria will be on unpaid administrative leave in connection to the investigation.

The Bexar County Sheriff's Public Integrity Unit is assisting the San Antonio police department with the criminal investigation, while internal affairs is conducting a separate investigation.

Renteria's credentials and Bexar County equipment have been seized. Salazar revoked Renteria's peace officer license.



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