Well it seems that our local district attorney has stepped up to the plate.
It would appear that some members of city council may have violated the Texas Open Meetings Act.
A violation could be punished by a fine of between $100 and $500, or confinement in the county jail for not less than one month or more than six months, or both the fine and the confinement.
If a citizen wants to report a crime here in El Paso they would normally report it to either the police department or the sheriff’s office. The law enforcement agency would then take it to the district attorney if they feel prosecution is warranted. The district attorney would then accept or decline the case.
The chief of police works for the city manager. The city manager works for city council. If either the city manager or police chief were to file charges a difficult political situation would exist between them and their bosses on city council.
We can’t see an excuse for the sheriff’s lack of action.
The district attorney has asked our Texas Rangers to investigate the actions of some of our city council members. This is probably a smart way to handle the situation.
Look for this to become a big issue.
We deserve better