Elizabeth Montoya

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Service Record

San Antonio Texas Police Department

Rank Officer
Dates of Service Ended 2019.[1]
Salary $67,019 (2019)[2]
Last Known Status Suspended[3]

Leon Valley Texas Police Department

Rank Reserve Officer
Dates of Service Ended April, 2021.[4]

Elmendorf Texas Police Department

Agency Elmendorf Texas Police Department
Rank Officer
Last Known Status Active[1]

Incident Reports

2015 Arrest of Lionel Flores

On April 24, 2015, Montoya kicked a handcuffed prisoner and put her foot on his neck.[4]

Response Timeline

On October 1, 2015, Montoya received a 10-day suspension for violating department rules pertaining to responsibility to serve the public and for stopping her body camera while not permitted to. The suspension was reduced to five days.[4][5]

Montoya was criminally investigated and the findings were forwarded to the District Attorney's office, but charges were not brought.[4]

2018 Threat to Deploy Taser

On August 20, 2018, Montoya was clearing transients from the parking lot of a convenience store when she threatened to deploy her stun gun on a homeless person while telling them to pick up their trash.[3]

Response Timeline

Montoya was suspended for 10 days, but the indefinite suspension in the Esparza incident superseded the disciplinary action.[3]

2018 Arrest of Kimberly Esparza

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Response Timeline

On January 16, 2019, Montoya was indefinitely suspended due to use of "unnecessary physical violence" and treating Esparza inhumanely.[3]

The police department forwarded a criminal case against Montoya to the Bexar County District Attorney's Office for prosecution. Montoya was not charged.[4]

In 2022, a third-party arbitrator reduced Montoya's indefinite suspension to 45 days.[6]