Two HCSO deputies fired after internal investigation

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Two Harris County Sheriff's Office deputies have been fired following an internal investigation. According to the department, they had sexual contact while on duty.

It reportedly happened on December 27 when Deputy T. Sanchez and Deputy G. Villareal were working DWI enforcement.

Deputy Sanchez is a field training officer who joined the department in 2013. Deputy Villarreal has been with the department since 2015. She's a probationary deputy.

Sexual contact is a violation of policy, as is a relationship between a supervisor and subordinate.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office released the following statement on Monday.

    "On Thursday, the Harris County Sheriff's Office Administrative Disciplinary Committee was presented with the results of an internal affairs investigation into the alleged impropriety of Deputies T. Sanchez and G. Villarreal. Deputy Sanchez transferred to the HCSO in 2013. Deputy Villarreal was a Probationary Patrol Deputy who joined the Sheriff's Office in September of 2015. An internal affairs investigation was conducted following the report of an alleged consensual sexual relationship between Sanchez and Villarreal. On Monday both deputies were served with termination."

We're working to gather more details. Stay with Eyewitness News and for the very latest on this story.
Copyright © 2021 KTRK-TV. All Rights Reserved.