Officer Suspended After Choosing Whataburger Over Providing Back Up
San Antonio Police Officer Gary Nel was suspended 30 days after he failed to back up a fellow officer outside a Whataburger. Other officers were dealing with an intoxicated man causing a disturbance.
The incident report states that when Officer Nel arrived at the Whataburger, the manager asked him if he was there to assist with the intoxicated person outside. He responded no and said that he was there to eat.
As officers dealt with suspect Aaron Navarro, Nel sat in the back corner of the restaurant, eating.
The officer outside had to call for backup because Nel wouldn’t help, according to the suspension paperwork.