Press Release
02/04/2014

SAPD Officer Jackie Neal Indicted
for On Duty Sexual Assault

Today District Attorney, Susan D. Reed, announced that Jackie Neal, 40, an 11 year veteran of the San Antonio Police Department, was indicted for the offenses of Aggravated Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault, and Improper Sexual Activity with Person in Custody.

On November 22, 2013, a 19 year old woman reported that she was stopped and sexually assaulted by San Antonio Police Officer Jackie Neal. While on patrol in a marked SAPD unit, Neal allegedly pulled over the victim’s vehicle and proceeded to invasively search her. When the victim requested a female officer, Neal allegedly handcuffed her and forced her to the back seat of his patrol vehicle where he sexually assaulted her. According to the victim, Neal then told the victim not to report the assault as he knew where she lived. When the victim reported the incident to SAPD, an immediate investigation was initiated and the victim was able to identify Neal by his name plate and through a photo lineup. When Neal learned of the allegations, he allegedly attempted to contact the victim at her home. Neal was arrested by SAPD on the charges a short distance away from the victim’s residence.

Aggravated Sexual Assault is a first degree felony punishable by confinement in prison for life or a term from 5 to 99 years and a fine not to exceed $10,000. Sexual Assault is a second degree felony punishable by confinement in prison for a term from 2 to 20 years and a fine not to exceed $10,000. Improper Sexual Activity with Person in Custody is a State Jail felony punishable by confinement in the State Jail for a term from 6 months to 2 years and a fine not to exceed $10,000.

Following his indictment Neal will be suspended without pay by SAPD.

Authorities continue to investigate other allegations of misconduct against Neal, and those having information or complaints should contact the San Antonio Police Department’s Special Victims Unit at (210) 207-2313.

For more information, please contact District Attorney Susan D. Reed at (210) 335-2342.