Michael Brewer

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Service Record

San Antonio Texas Police Department

Rank Officer
Dates of Service Ended June 2020.[1]
Salary $77,061 (2019)[2]
Last Known Status Terminated[1]

Incident Reports

2016 Death of Ernesto Carraman

Police responded to a family disturbance call and encountered Carraman, who tried to punch an officer. Brewer repeatedly tased Carraman, who went into cardiac arrest and died. Police later described Carraman as suffering a mental health crisis.[3]

2019 Arrest of Matthew Garza

Michael Brewer booking photo
Michael Brewer

Response Timeline

Brewer was suspended indefinitely.[4]

In January 2020, Garza filed a complaint against the officers.[4]

Investigators determined that Brewer used "unnecessary physical violence" by kneeling on the handcuffed and non-resisting Garza.[5]

In June 2020, Brewer was fired.[6]

On March 22, 2022, Brewer was charged with unlawful restraint, a third-degree felony, and faces 10 years in prison and a possible fine of up to $10,000.[5]

On May 1, 2023, the District Attorney dropped the charged against Brewer.[7]

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