‘The ironic thing is Mr. Reyna has put citizens in prison for a whole lot less.’ – Attorney’s press release regarding statement by detective
SHERRY KINGREY WITH A DEFENDANT CHARGED IN A THEFT
Waco – Retired Waco Police Detective Sherry Kingrey gave a sworn statement today that alleges elected District Attorney Abel Reyna accepted “under the table” contributions from the organizers of a gambling ring.
She turned the information over to FBI Task Force Agent Fred Rhea, who directed her to FBI Special Agent Dan Brust.
In the statement she alleged that in return for the contributions, “Reyna would make proecutorial decisions based upon political opportunism and would arrange to have a particular special prosecutor appointed in order to have cases dismissed for supporters.”
Detective Kingrey further stated that during the time she spent at the Waco Civic Center helping log evidence following the Twin Peaks arrests of 177 defendants for engaging in organized criminal activity on May 17, 2015, “At no time did I see Manuel Chavez” enter a room where Reyna, Michael Jarrett and Mark Parker worked to craft an affidavit of probable cause identical in each case.
Reyna has testified under oath that he urged Chavez to make sure he could assure himself that each allegation in the probable cause affidavit is true to his knowledge.
On further examination, Chavez when re-called to the witness stand in the August 8, 2016 hearing said he did not see Reyna at any time on that date.
In her statement, Ms. Kingrey included an e-mail she received from the FBI agent detailing how she, Fred Rhea, Arson Investigator Kevin Fisk, and other should file their findings for inclusion in the file on the ongoing federal corruption investigation he is conducting.
Detective Kingrey’s statement, which was released by attorneys representing Twin Peaks defendants Billy Jason McRee and Jorge Salinas, may be read by clicking here: