Dear Mr. Villalobos,
In the wake of George Floyd’s tragic death, it is imperative that law enforcement officers of the highest honesty and integrity be hired to serve the citizens of Hays County.
For the sake of transparency, I am asking if you would respond to the following concerns I share with many of my neighbors about your candidacy for Hays County Sheriff:
On 2/5/2020, you were asked about a “Brady List” at a candidate’s forum in Wimberley. You stated there was no Brady List – i.e., database of “bad cops” – in Hays County.
However, you referred to a “39.14 Non-Disclosure list.” What did you mean by that?
On 3/12/2020, you were sworn in as a Precinct 3 reserve Deputy Constable. Numerous serious allegations have since been made by a retired sergeant who trained you in this role.
The allegations include running names involved in a federal criminal case against your brother through the Texas Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (TLETS), a violation of State law. You allegedly lied about having done so when confronted.
This same officer alleged you also altered government documents regarding employment.
Since then, your personnel file has gone missing. Where is that file?
When these concerns were addressed in court, Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra stated he diligently investigated your background, although I am not aware that Becerra is qualified as an investigator. During your response time, you did not deny the allegations.
I am asking these questions now in this public forum, as a voter who is married to a Hays County Deputy who has served under five different Hays County Sheriffs:
- Is there a Brady List being kept in Hays County? Are you on the Brady/39.14 Non-Disclosure list?
- Did you use your position as a peace officer to illegally obtain information through TLETS for your brother’s federal criminal prosecution?
- Did you alter, or are you aware that any government records regarding employment were altered on your behalf? Finally, where is your personnel file?
- Would you be willing to restore all missing personnel information for the record?
I hope you will consider answering these questions for the voters who must make an important choice for Sheriff in November.
If you have nothing to hide, I’m sure you would be happy to respond clearly and honestly to these concerns.
Sheila Wray | A Concerned Voter and Wife of a Hays County Deputy