SAN ANTONIO, TX – The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed a detention deputy was arrested after he provided false information regarding a suicide attempt at the jail.
According to BCSO, 48-year-old Sherman Andrews is accused of falsifying a cell check report when a prisoner attempted to hang himself. During the course of the investigation, Andrews admitted he had lied on the report.
According to Sheriff Javier Salazar, the inmate that attempted suicide was not on suicide watch and was not checked on during scheduled rounds.
Last Monday, a detention deputy was conducting an observation check when he saw the 47-year-old inmate attempting to commit suicide.
The deputy then used a suicide prevention cutting tool and began lifesaving measures. As of Wednesday morning, the inmate is still alive but is in critical condition in a local hospital.
According to Salazar, the inmate was booked into the Bexar County Jail on Saturday after facing a first-degree felony of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.
“Although I’ve mentioned before this is a distasteful part of what we do,” Salazar said. “But it’s something we demand of ourselves because the public demands it of us and they certainly deserve an agency that holds ourselves accountable if need be.”