Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Squabbling elected officials

Why didn't the Judge issue a contempt order?

Or did she?

Its not clear from the article whether she issued one and initiated contempt proceedings against the Constable at all.  I would think that the process should have started there instead of a complaint to Commissioner's Court.

JP's complaint against constable aired in Commissioner's Court
By John W. Gonzales - Express-News

Bexar County commissioners said Monday they're prepared to ask the Texas Rangers to probe allegations — including harassment and threats — lodged by a South Side justice of the peace against a constable.

The clashing officials are Precinct 1 Place 1 Justice of the Peace Monica Lisa Caballero and Precinct 1 Constable Ruben Tejeda.

Neither was at Commissioners Court on Monday, where their feud surfaced in an executive session, and Tejeda did not respond to a request for comment.

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