TMPA - Texas Municipal Police Association

03/26/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/26/2020 16:09

TMPA Legal Wins - February 2020

TMPA Wins!

February - 2020

We would like to share some of the recent legal successes TMPA has had for our members. In this report, we will give the names of the attorneys who represented our members but omit the names of the members involved.

Greg Cagle - Gregory Cagle, Attorney at law, P.C.

  • Member was given a General Discharge on F-5. Upon appeal, the Administrative Law Judge ordered the member's F-5 be amended to Honorable Discharge.
  • Member was given a 10-day suspension without pay for untruthfulness and for failing to properly process evidence. After review, the untruthfulness charge was not sustained, and an arbitrator ordered the discipline be reduced to a 5-day suspension and member was reimbursed for 5 days pay.

Randall Moore - Law Offices of Randall D. Moore, PLLC

  • Member was terminated and given a General Discharge. Upon appeal, a SOAH judge ordered the member's F-5 be amended to reflect an Honorable Discharge.
  • Member was terminated and given a Dishonorable Discharge. Upon appeal, a SOAH judge ordered the member's F-5 be amended to reflect an Honorable Discharge.
  • Member was placed under IA for inappropriate questioning of a prisoner. After review, member was exonerated, and case was closed.

John Snider - Lyon, Gorsky, Gilbert & Livingston

  • Member was placed under IA and given a 3-day suspension without pay for insubordination. Upon appeal, the Civil Service Commission ruled to reduce the 3-day suspension without pay to a 1-day suspension without pay and member was awarded back pay.

John Wolf - Wolf & Stallings, PLLC

  • Member was demoted from CID lieutenant to patrol officer with corresponding pay decrease. After review, city manager reinstated member to original position with corresponding pay grade.
  • Member was placed under IA for policy violations regarding extra job activity. Upon review, IA investigation was closed without discipline and case was closed.
  • Members were involved with an in-custody death. After review, members were cleared, and no action was taken.
  • Members were involved in a shooting. Upon review, members were cleared by the DA and the case was closed.
  • Member was placed under IA for excessive force. After review, member was cleared, and the case was closed.
  • Member was attempting to arrest a suspect for domestic violence and during the struggle, the suspect's spouse jumped on member's back. Suspect accused member of excessive force and member was placed under IA. After review, the complaint was unfounded, and case was closed.
  • Members were involved in a shooting, attempting to take down an active shooter. After being presented to the Grand Jury, the members were no billed and case was closed.
  • Member was involved in a pursuit that crossed over the state line. Member ended the chase by shooting the tires of the suspect vehicle. Upon review, member was cleared of criminal responsibility.