Yesenia Carrillo, 29, says the past 20 months have been a nightmare.
“My name went to the trash,” she said. “The whole process was humiliating. I cried the whole time.”
On April 21, 2020, Carrillo was arrested for assaulting her then-boyfriend, a detective with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. She and her son have moved out.
She said she never assaulted him, but a week later a photo of her mug was on the front page.
A few months later, she was fired in part by the Montgomery ISD Police Department on criminal charges, according to her termination letter. She has been with the district for two years.
“There was a time when I hit the lowest point in my life because of all of this,” says Carrillo.
Carrillo attended court-ordered counseling as part of an agreement to have the case dismissed. Court records she shared with ABC13 show the dismissal was made in August 2020 “in the interest of justice.” She applied for deportation or full arrest, and it was finally approved this past August.
She said that because she was now free and clear about the case, she took her challenge to TikTok, where her more than 40,000 followers could hear her voice.
“What really happened, injustice happened to me. People know me, know who I am and behind the badge I’m a human. I’m not perfect but I haven’t done anything. what they put me out. They ruined my reputation for which I worked so hard.”
In response, the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office told ABC13, “If a case is the subject of an eviction order, the rules of criminal procedure will prevent the disclosure, dissemination, or use of records or resources related to the case.” They are not allowed to discuss it.
Carrillo says she and her son have been through a lot. With her name cleared, she hopes she can once again become a police officer.
“I just want to put my uniform back on and go back to work because that’s what I love to do.”
The single mother loses her home, her police job and her dignity as she says… and it begins with an arrest for domestic abuse.
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https://abc13.com/montgomery-county-police-officer-suspended-domestic-violence-wrongfully-accused/11404563/ The fired police officer wants to wear the badge again after the criminal case is closed.