Thursday, March 21, 2013


SAENZ, SLOPPY IS ALL I KNOW AND THAT IS ALL I HAVE TO OFFER CAMERON COUNTY

The continuing saga of incompetence.  The domestic abuse case began with his staff for weeks refusing to speak with the victim.  The DA then listed as the defendant's address the address of the alleged victim.  The DA then indicted  the defendant misspelling the name of the alleged victim.  The DA then issues a subpoena on the alleged victim listing a non-existent address.

I already covered  the case of the woman whose case was tossed by the court of appeals because Saenz failed to properly list the defendant's business involved in the case. 

Can one may be  this sloppy - yes.

The DA assigned to this case is arrogant and has no business in the DA's office.  She did not want to hear about the problems with the police report.  A competent DA gets these mistakes corrected before trial, not when defense counsel uses the mistakes to discredit the arresting officer.   The DA has no interest in the custody order which the alleged defendant violated which according to the victim is why he attacked her.

The victims is scared.  I have to work with her nearly daily just to calm her down because the DA's office has done nothing to help her through this.  The DA feels like it is beneath her to explain the process to the victims.  This is why women drop the cases.

When I attended the first meeting between the DA and alleged victim I asked to be present long enough to explain the problems with the police report and the provide the DA the information on the custody order.  She had no awareness of either issue.  The victim lacks the skills to explain any of this - which is why I asked to explain it.

The DA assigned to the case would rather be taken by surprise at trial.  No wonder the defendant is refusing the plea bargain.  The defense counsel has to know something about how this DA prepares for trial.  The police will testify this guy was so violent he broke out the window to the police car.  Of course the jury will convict this kid - unless he wins on a technicality based on the incompetence of the DA.

The day I met with the DA and the victim after explaining the problems with the police report and the importance of the  custody order, I stood up to dismiss myself.  I was leaving.  I opened the door and the DA took the door so as to send a message "get out."  This type lack of professionalism is never acceptable.  I did not comment on her conduct because unlike the DA I actually care about the victim.  Had I noted to the DA how rude and unprofessional she is, it would have caused major distress for the  victim.

Her endless mistakes in this case should be cause for Saenz to assign a new DA to the case.  He will not - why? - sloppy is all he has to offer Cameron county and abused women.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If history is an accurate indicator, Saenz will be loyal to his employees far beyond what is in the community's interest.