Jackie Neal, 41, was charged with raping a 19-year-old handcuffed in the back of his patrol car in 2013. With an upcoming court date over the charges, it was expected that Neal would make his appearance and the court would be able to plot a course moving forward.
But on Saturday, April 4, Bexar County Police confirmed that Neal was shot in the neck and is now in stable condition despite some initial reports that he was in critical. He is expected to survive.
The San Antonio Police Department officer, on indefinite suspension, was accused of stopping the teen two years ago after tailing her car for an undisclosed distance.
When he reached the young woman’s window, he said that he suspected her car was stolen. After the woman produced papers confirming it was not, he decided a pat-down was in order.
The 19-year-old said that she requested a female officer do the search but Jackie Neal insisted otherwise, reports claimed. After the pat-down, he allegedly cuffed her, put her in the back of the car, and raped her.
His in-vehicle surveillance camera was turned off during the incident — something Neal’s superiors said he would have known.
According to the video from Tomo News below, it wasn’t the first time that Neal had been charged with inappropriate conduct, and he’d also been reprimanded for dating an 18-year-old woman, who was a participant in a police-sponsored youth program.
Neal’s shooter is said to be 46-year-old Sandra Diaz, which KSAT described as being his current girlfriend.
Diaz’ motive isn’t clear at this time, but she will be facing charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. She is being held on a $100,000 bond.
As for the woman accusing Jackie Neal of rape, she was not named in court documents, but she is seeking a $10 million judgment against Neal and the San Antonio Police Department.
KSAT added that they expect the city will try to settle the suit soon for $500,000.
Unfortunately, this is hardly the first time the Inquisitr has reported on a case involving an officer being charged with sexual assault in the line of duty.
In 2012, there was the story of Anthony Nicholas Orban, the convicted rapist and ex-southern California police detective, who reportedly raped a 25-year-old waitress at gunpoint.
His defense was that he was under the influence of Zoloft and didn’t know what he was doing. He later killed himself in prison.
In the case of Jackie Neal, what do you think should happen to him when he’s well enough to face charges, and do you think the 19-year-old deserves a $10 million judgment? Sound off in the comments section.