A former clerk in Bexar County Precinct 2 has filed suit against Constable Val Flores saying he was wrongfully terminated after blowing the whistle regarding violations of law. See San Antonio Express News report. Michael DeMarquis worked in the Constable’s office’s from August to December, 2009. The former clerk claims co-workers broke into his SUV after he made these allegations known. In His suit, he claims he saw a senior Deputy Constable verbally and physically assault a handcuffed female prisoner, ammunition went missing, funds were misapplied, and a captain imposed an unlawful quota of 20 tickets per day on the deputies. He also claims the Constable offered the plaintiff a promotion in return for money.
This suit puts the Bexar County District Attorney’s office in a difficult position. The DA apparently would defend the lawsuit. But, if the allegations are true, then the Constable’s office is guilty of criminal wrongdoing. So, the DA’s office is investigating the claims to first see if it can defend the Constable or hire an outside lawyer.