A Texas deputy was suspended from his job after nude pictures of a fellow female deputy were allegedly found on his assigned county phone.
An officer in Bexar County discovered two nude photos of a female officer on a county cell phone and reported it last October.
KSAT-12 reported that during the investigation, Deputy Christopher Le Blanc admitted that he used the phone to take photos of nude images he was sent through Snapchat.
As a detention deputy, Le Blanc was assigned a county phone as part of his duties.
During a police suspension, individuals are temporarily removed from the department and placed on leave. Depending on the details of the suspension, some officers may not receive pay while serving their suspension.
During the suspension, officers are sometimes required to return any departmental electronic devices, including the assigned county cell phone.
Le Blanc told investigators that he did not want to screenshot the photos on his personal phone because the Snapchat app would alert the woman. Instead, he decided to utilize his designated county cellphone to take a photo of his phone screen.
He was originally suspended for 20 days but his sentence was brought down to 10 days after he appealed, according to suspension records obtained by KSAT-12.
“You utilized the county cell phone inappropriately and not for any legitimate law enforcement objective,” the suspension document read.
Le Blanc is just one of six deputies in Bexar County that were suspended from the job in April. Other deputies were suspended due to attendance issues and low job performance, according to open records request filed by KSAT-12.
Bexar County has been in the national local headlines over other controversies as well.
In August 2020, a deputy fatally shot a man during a mental health check. The officer said the individual was “acting erratically” and allegedly tried to grab his gun from his waistband.
Back in September, a woman filmed herself confronting a Bexar county judge at a grocery store and telling him he is a “traitor” for supporting wearing masks.