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1 Indicted Austin Police Officer is Appointed to TCOLE by Texas Governor

PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this publishing or on this website should be taken as legal advice. 1 Indicted Austin Police Officer is Appointed to TCOLE by Texas Governor On August 5, 2022, the Texas Governor, Greg Abbott, appointed Jerry Berry to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE). […]

Travis County District Attorney Indicts 19 Austin Police Officers, Claims Excessive Force

Travis County District Attorney Jose Garza recently called for the indictments of 19 Austin Police Department, Police Officers. The District Attorney’s Office stance is the use of less than lethal force, as used by the 19 officers, was considered excessive and harming. The officers are accused, essentially, of […]

Hays Pro Tem has a Deadline to Respond to Motion for Contempt of Court

Afton Washbourne, a Hays County Pro Tem employed by the Travis County Attorney’s Office was served a Motion for Contempt of Court. The initial service was sent on December 20, 2021. She received the service on or about December 27, 2021. One typically has twenty days to reply […]

2 Areas of Texas Connected by One Police Chief (Cameron County & Hays County)

Recently, a citizen filed two Petitions for Mandamus Relief in two separate District Courts. The first, was filed in the Cameron County District Court and provides for a clear connection to the second filing in the Hays County District Court. The first mandamus alleges members of the City […]

Austin Area Attorney Disbarred for Representing Her Roommate She Charged as the Complainant

On July 14, 2021, The State Bar of Texas issued a judgement of disbarment on Christina E. Pagano, of Austin. The effective date of the disbarment was July 8, 2021. The State Bar of Texas provided the following information on the complaint it received: “An evidentiary panel of […]

UPDATE on Hays County Police Chief’s False Case , Filed in Court at Law 1

We have not published in awhile, but decided now would be a good time to keep the public updated on the proceedings related to a Hays County Police Chief misusing his office to follow a citizen, so he could cover up for his past actions. There has been […]

TCOLE Has Failed to Take Licensing Actions on Multiple Peace Officers

We have been provided more confirmation to a previous story on individuals which went through a “basic peace officer course,” during and after September 1983. Yes, 1983 seems like a very long time ago, but in terms of a law enforcement career for many, it is still ongoing. […]

City of Kyle is Named in New Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit

The City of Kyle was named in a new Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit on March 8, 2021. The Lawsuit claims violations of 42 USC 1983. In the suit it highlights concerns of the City of Kyle not taking citizens complaints which lead to the actions in questions. Specifically, […]

A Lawsuit Against Two Police Chiefs (Veterans Affairs and City of Kyle) Has New Movement

Well, the United States District Court, Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division has proceeded with Ferrara v. Wallace, et al (5:20-cv-01128) The most recent component was an order by the Honorable United States Magistrate Judge Richard B. Farrer. He ordered the plaintiff to provide a “more definite […]

Those Attending Dallas Security Force After August, 1983 May Not of Taken Licensing Exams to be Peace Officers

In an interesting development through the Texas Public Information Act (TPIA) request to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE), it appears some people may not have taken the state licensing exam to be granted permanent licenses as Peace Officer. The three people we requesting information on are […]

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