Monday, November 18, 2013

Barney Fife gets demoted following one-man shoot-out

Mclennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna has demoted his First Assistant, Michael Jarrett, after he fired a pistol in his office, shooting out a window. Though it's a Class A misdemeanor to fire a handgun within the city limits of a town the size of Waco, no one should be surprised that Reyna declined to prosecute one of his own. The most pathetic part of the story, though, was that the DA launched an aggressive investigation to discover who leaked a photo of the shot-out window to the Waco Tribune Herald. The paper reported:
After the shooting incident, an internal office investigation was launched to try to determine who sent a photograph of the shattered window to the Tribune-Herald, courthouse sources said.

Prosecutors’ phones have been examined and prosecutors have been interviewed by Reyna’s staff in an effort to uncover who sent the photo to the newspaper.

Reyna said Monday the investigation was not conducted because the photo appeared in the newspaper. He said it was conducted because the photograph “jeopardized the security of this entire office and was a huge security issue.”
Grits calls "bullshit." The notion that it created a "huge security issue" is nonsensical. (See the picture in question above.) What it created was a huge embarrassment. Or maybe it was McLennan County voters who did that when they installed Reyna and Co. in the first place.

RELATED: Time to implement the Barney Fife rule at McLennan DA's office.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mighty Mouse is here to save the day!

Gadfly said...

Too bad we don't have a pic of Renya being pushed through a hole in a window higher than the first floor, you know?

Anonymous said...

My suspicions of reyna r coming true. He is vindictive, unsure of his leadership, his "good" employees (not jarrett) are working in an environment of fear and paranoia. Most of the good employees have families otherwise they would have quit a long time ago. He is a weak character and can't come to grips with his smallness. His weakness and hot head will be his worst enemy.

JJ said...

TSA ( and DPS) would have everyone strip naked to gain access to the courthouse if they took over this hub of justice. I say do it. Good enough to fondle children all day, let them try and do that at a courthouse where even a janitor is likely armed.

Anonymous said...

Now it seems the Trib took the story down. Hmm...

Anonymous said...

It's his rodent hind-brain kicking in.

joe trevino said...

Barney Fife? More like Otis.

joe trevino said...

Barney Fife? He's more like Otis and needs to lock himself up.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 11:13, there is no conspiracy. The Trib did not take the story down.
It's been there the whole time: http://bit.ly/17hFgbr

Anonymous said...

Don't know about everyone else but I am much more concerned about the attempts to ensure "operation cover up" isn't jeopardized than I am about the accidental weapons discharge.
Ironic that the same device (cellphone not pistol) used so win a case has come back to bite them in the arse.