Jeeezus Christ, that ridiculous Parnell even weighed in against YOU, while YOU should have turned over at least three cases against Parnell etc. to the AG’s office. But noooooooo, you wanted to go along to get along and now Sheriff No One Has the Balls to Run Against Him, says shit about YOU?
BARRY JOHNSON’S fault the rub and tug cases were thrown out. Right? They were given to the DA’s office June 5, 2017 BEFORE BARRY EVER TOOK OFFICE, Abel just sat on them knowing they SUCKED, why did they SUCK because the Sheriff’s department can’t do anything right.
Let’s take a walk back down memory lane to the recent cooch case. You bring a contraband pill into a correctional facility it’s a BIG deal. However when your deputies can’t even examine a cooch for a pill correctly it gets thrown out. THROWN OUT.
SO Barry Johnson has to throw out a cooch case because the deputies can’t even do THAT right? THEN Sheriff give my baby girl a telephone in the jail blames the DA.
Worst yet, Barry turns the other cheek.
Barry gets blamed by Parnell for all manner of cases being thrown out while EVER DAMNED LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY IN THE ENTIRE MESSED UP COUNTY REFUSES, ABSOLUTELY REFUSES TO FOLLOW WHAT EVERY OTHER PLACE IN THE UNITED STATES DOES, THEY CALL THE DA BEFORE PRESENTING THE CASE, THEY CALL THE DA TO COME OUT AND LOOK AT THE EVIDENCE WITH THEM. BUT HERE, OH, FUCK NO.
Our law enforcement brotherhood doesn’t want to do it that way so each and every DA just finally gives in and lets them have their way, therefore they can blame the DA for everything and they get another free ride.
Every cop pissed off, won’t play well together, but GAWDAMNED sure will stick by eachother when they do something wrong, or just plain damned awful. Where was pissed off law enforcement when the Baylor Rapist got that sweet deal? Where was the truth after TWIN PEAKS? Shhhhh……cops sure can keep those secrets.
BARRY JOHNSON IS THE CHIEF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OF THE COUNTY.
HE IS THE CRIMINAL DISTRICT ATTORNEY, there are only TWO of them in the State of Texas. That means he has ALL THE POWER.
IF NOW ISN’T THE TIME TO USE THAT POWER, WHEN IS?
Seems to me the Trib is announcing today that the honeymoon is indeed over.
CRIME and CRIMINALS yes, we read about them in the police report every day. Fine.
WHAT ABOUT THE CORRUPTION? WHAT ABOUT HODGES AND SCRAM? WHAT ABOUT A SHERIFF WHO HAS GUNS THAT AREN’T HIS? WHAT THE HELL REALLY HAPPENED AT TWIN PEAKS? WHAT ABOUT ALL THE NASTY PHONE CALLS SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT CALLED “SPOOFING” BUT WHEN THE REALTORS GOT texts and messages, WOW, THAT WAS FOR REAL. S.O WENT NUTS.
While DA Johnson is effusive in his praise of the Waco Police Department, the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office and other police agencies in the county, some law enforcement heads complain that they are seeing an alarming number of cases being dismissed or refused by Johnson’s office.
Riesel Police Chief Danny Krumnow, who is recovering from serious injuries he suffered in an Oct. 11 traffic incident on Highway 6 in which Falls County Deputy Matt Jones was killed, said his agency has had cases kicked back to it that he thought were fit for prosecution.
“I am definitely disappointed in the DA’s office,” Krumnow said. “It seems like we went from one extreme to the other. The prior DA, Reyna, he wanted to hang everybody from the courthouse square, and Barry Johnson is the exact opposite.”
Most of the county chiefs of police meet once a week to discuss law enforcement issues and concerns. Johnson and his top assistants, Nelson Barnes and Tom Needham, met with the group regularly after Johnson took office last January to get to know them and develop a working relationship.
But Johnson knows now that honeymoon period with the agencies is definitely over.
“I absolutely think we have a good relationship,” Johnson said. “I think we kind of had that five or six months where we had a honeymoon period where were were trying to get to know each other, and after that they would let us know if they were disappointed in us. And on our side, we let them know as well. But I would say the honeymoon is definitely over.
“I think any debate or any differences we have are healthy and they allow our criminal justice system to work the way it is set up to operate correctly, with checks and balances,” Johnson said.
Johnson said he understands law enforcement concerns and wants to keep the line of communication open. He said if they have problems with his office, there is no reason they cannot sit down and clear the air.
“Law enforcement is a difficult job and we understand that,” Johnson said. “We are home in bed at 3 in the morning when they are out jumping fences and looking down gun barrels. Then all of a sudden you have somebody with a law degree saying, ‘What were you thinking at 3 in the morning?’
“I can understand that would cause a law enforcement officer to be perturbed, to say the least. We want to work together. We have to work together. But I think a good healthy debate from time to time is what has to happen. That is the way the system is designed, and we are committed to having a good relationship with the law enforcement community.”
Johnson estimates his office has turned back less than 5% of cases presented to them by area law enforcement agencies. He had no current figures for the office dismissal rate.
McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara clearly has issues with Johnson’s office and declined comment for this story.
Waco Police Chief Ryan Holt said any issues his department has had were and will continue to be taken up in private with Johnson and his staff.
“I don’t want to go into specifics,” Holt said. “I am of the opinion that we owe it to our constituents to work closely with the DA’s office to seek justice for the victims, and we will continue to do everything we can do to be engaged with the DA’s office, the court system and the surrounding agencies to help make Waco a safer place.”
Woodway Public Safety Director Bret Crook said his agency has seen a “significant increase” in the number of cases being dismissed, refused or returned for additional investigation by Johnson’s office. But what was more concerning, Crook said, was that many were returned with little or no explanation. Many only said the cases was being dismissed “in the interest of justice,” he said.