Police chief arrested, accused of falsifying documents

Posted at 5:19 PM, Nov 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-29 18:23:54-05

A police chief has been arrested and accused of falsifying documents. 

Palm Valley Police Chief Alvaro Garcia was arrested by Border Corruption Task Force agents.

Garcia, 48, is charged with three counts of tampering with government records for falsifying documents.

The investigation was led by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement with the assistance of the FBI McAllen Resident Agency Office - Border Corruption Task Force and the Texas Rangers.  Cameron County District Attorney's office is prosecuting the case. 

Anyone with information about public corruption is asked to contact the FBI Border Corruption Task Force at 210-225-6741. Tips can also be submitted online at

Reports can be made anonymously.

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