JSO Officer Marc Garza Arrested in Jacksonville Again

Officer Marc Garza has been arrested in Jacksonville for a second time. Garza has a pending felony charge of official misconduct and misdemeanor charge of filing false police reports. He is out of jail on a 150,000 bond in Jacksonville. The charges in the new arrest are aggravated battery, a second degree felony in Jacksonville and official misconduct, a third degree felony. Garza, a 15 year JSO officer, is now facing three felonies in Jacksonville and one misdemeanor.

In the new felony battery charge, Garza is accused of beating a handcuffed suspect in the back of a patrol car. The suspect was arrested for possession of cocaine, battery on a law enforcement officer, and resisting an officer with violence in Jacksonville. The suspect was reportedly repeatedly struck in the head by Garza causing a 2 inch cut. The suspect had to be taken to the hospital where he received staples for his injury.