The Death of James Brown Exposes El Paso Dirty Secret

The problem with a city, like El Paso, which relies on creating illusions of reality, is that the inconvenient truth always comes out. Many of you are aware of the video of Sgt. James Brown that has been circulating on social media and on the national news circuit the last few days. It is poignantly… Read More The Death of James Brown Exposes El Paso Dirty Secret

The Courts of Inquiry and El Paso Public Corruption

The following is a guest post by Judge Richard A. Roman “When two elephants fight, it’s the grass that gets trampled” – African proverb. “A sitting Texas judge faces a rare court of inquiry reviewing allegations of prosecutorial misconduct in a 25 year jail sentence before the defendant was exonerated.”  (National Public Radio). “Today, a… Read More The Courts of Inquiry and El Paso Public Corruption

Why Should the Taxpayer Care About the Courts of Inquiry?

The Courts of Inquiry looking into the actions of the El Paso Police Department and the District Attorney has polarized the legal community into two different camps. Some in the community question why a Court of Inquiry and what underlining motive or agenda is driving these investigations. Of course the truth and the reality seem… Read More Why Should the Taxpayer Care About the Courts of Inquiry?

Attorneys Seek to Remove Court Appointed Attorney Pro Tem

On Monday, March 22, 2004, attorneys Stuart Leeds and Theresa Caballero filed a motion to replace Court Appointed Attorney Pro Temp Dick Alcala. Alcala was recently appointed by Judge Stephen B. Ables to conduct investigations for the first Court of Inquiry convened to investigate allegations of corruption against the El Paso Police Department and the… Read More Attorneys Seek to Remove Court Appointed Attorney Pro Tem

Judge Alvarez Swears In Prosecutor for Second Court of Inquiry

Yesterday morning, Judge Manny Alvarez of Criminal Court No. 5 in Dallas Texas swore in Edwin V. King as prosecutor for the Romelia Enriquez Court of Inquiry investigating District Attorney Jaime Esparza, his office, police officer Francisco Enriquez, her former husband and the actions of the Police Department. Judge Alvarez indicated that he was appointed… Read More Judge Alvarez Swears In Prosecutor for Second Court of Inquiry

Citizen’s Fighting Back Against DA Esparza: New Court of Inquiry Filed

At approximately 10:15 am on Thursday, February 12, 2004, Judge Roman of the 346th District Court signed on order requesting the convening of a second Court of Inquiry to investigate allegations against the District Attorney’s office and the El Paso Police Department. In less than 15-days, District Attorney Jaime Esparza finds himself the subject of… Read More Citizen’s Fighting Back Against DA Esparza: New Court of Inquiry Filed

If it Weren’t So Serious, It Would Make a Nice Reality Show

Tomorrow’s court hearing regarding the affidavit seeking to convene a Court of Inquiry to investigate wrongdoing in the city’s District Attorney and the Police Department is sure to present drama, but the reality is so insidious that the community, at the very least, should carefully consider the ramifications of the whole fiasco. On one hand… Read More If it Weren’t So Serious, It Would Make a Nice Reality Show

District Attorney Accused of Further Violations of the Law

On Friday, January 23, 2004, attorneys Stuart Leeds and Theresa Caballero filed a supplement to their Affidavit that further establishes probable cause that District Attorney Jaime Esparza has been abusing his position to mount a defense against the Court of Inquiry charged to investigate the District Attorney’s actions. According to the supplement, Jaime Esparza used… Read More District Attorney Accused of Further Violations of the Law