Sheriff Parnell McNamara and wife Charlotte headed for the Academy
Waco – It has happened every day for the past two weeks, the defense counsel for Bandido Jake Carrizal says she can’t get the information she has requested from law enforcement agencies.
Usually, it’s the Waco PD Casie Gotro complains about.
Defense counsel reported today to the Court that the state neglected to forward material from W. Patrick Swanton of the Waco PD on Sunday when the DA’s office received it in mid-afternoon on Friday.
Casie Gotro also said that Officer Disney of the Lorena PD received help from Cossacks President John Wilson to identify the men who assaulted Rolando Campos at the 322 mile marker with claw hammers. “I’ve not received an offense report on any of that,” said Ms Gotro.
Judge Matt Johnson ordered all such material turned over forthwith. DA Abel Reyna represented that he was not aware of the receipt of the material until Sunday “when I got back in the office.” He said much of the information the state has not also received.
In two other violent incidents that occurred out of town, Ms Gotro complained she has no information, as requested, though the state has elicited much testimony about it. She said, “I am at a great disadvantage when it comes to cross examination of these witnesses.”
Judge Johnson replied, “So ordered.”
Finally, she complained that “It has become obvious the Sheriff’s Department has done much investigation not reported and I do not have that information.”
The DA EXPLAINED TO THE JUDGE THAT HE HAS SENT A ORDER FROM THE COURT TO ALL CHIEFS OF POLICE AND THE SHERIFF TO TURN OVER ALL REPORTS THAT ARE RELEVANT TO THE CARRIZAL CASE.
The truth is, both Sheriff Parnell McNamara and his brother Mike, who was then working as an investigator for the DA’s office, took many photos of the crime scene as they and their men helped clear the situation in the days and hours following the shoot-out of May 17, 2015.
In fact, many executives of the Waco Police have complained long and loud that the brothers took so many pictures when it’s an official crime scene, the subject of an investigation.
And now we find that defense counsel cannot get information about the investigation, even though she and others have been requesting it for 30 months.
it is a matter of record that the Sheriff personally defied a subpoena issued and served by the defense for a preliminary hearing. That is a bad thing for someone.
So mote it be.
- The Legendary