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DPS Informs Our Office that Committee Allegations Have No Merit

May 19, 2015

 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.