Dallas County's Now Light 28 Deputy Constables Who Just Wouldn't Do Their Jobs
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Last we looked, three dozen deputy constables were on paid vacation, per County Judge Clay Jenkins's request, following the results of that internal audit. As of today, according to county spokesperson Maria Arita, the number of constables who "remain in their positions pending further investigation" is down to eight. The county won't say anything about them "as they will have to be addressed on a case-by-case basis, given due process as the investigation concludes," per Arita.
(The county actually hasn't said much in public about the case since that May 13 press conference; most of its info has come via memos sent simultaneously to county employees and media members.)
The others deputies are no longer employed by the county: Sixteen were fired, she says, while nine others resigned and three retired. Says Arita, "The Commissioners Court continues to be vigilant. Commissioners Court now confirms that we have given all relevant documentation on implicated deputy constables to the Civil D.A.'s office for them to give to the Constables for their final decisions."