DPS Informs Our Office that Committee Allegations Have No Merit
Austin, TX – State Rep. Jonathan Stickland (R–Bedford) announced today that
DPS informed his legal counsel late last week that DPS has completed their
investigation of allegations against Stickland and his office related to witness
registrations at an April 30, 2015 Transportation Committee meeting. DPS
informed Stickland that the allegations are without merit and that the case is
“Late Friday I spoke with one of the rangers assigned to the case,” said Trey
Trainor, outside legal counsel for Stickland and his staff. “I was told that the
investigation was over and that I would not be hearing from DPS anymore.”
DPS officers met with Stickland and his staff and interviewed them related to a
criminal investigation of violations of the penal code. Those meetings concluded
on Thursday and DPS promptly closed the case the next day.
“The officer said they had taken the evidence gathered by DPS to the DA’s Office
and the district attorney was not interested in taking the case,” added Trainor.
“We have said since the beginning that there were no violations of the law or
violations of House rules, and I am glad that law enforcement agreed.”
Stickland spoke with General Investigating and Ethics Committee Chairman John
Kuempel (R–Seguin) on Monday and was informed that the committee did not
have any additional hearings scheduled at this time.