Politicians and lawmakers are always in the public eye, and sometimes face some serious accusations.
But when those allegations include gross “incompetence” and “misconduct,” people start to wonder: should this person even be allowed to remain in their position?
In the case of one Texas District Attorney, the answer was a resounding “no.”
Democrat prosecutor and El Paso County DA Yvonne Rosales has been under fire for allegedly bungling multiple cases. Specifically, she’s accused of mishandling one of the worst mass shootings on record.
She was facing suspension for these accusations, after El Paso criminal defense attorney Omar Carmona filed a petition to remove the Democrat DA for “incompetency” and “official misconduct.”
The petition suggested that Rosales simply couldn’t do her job correctly: “Rosales’ incompetency is demonstrated by both her conduct AND the conduct of her subordinates.”
Afterward, Judge Tryon D. Lewis allowed the petition to move forward. There was going to be a hearing for her suspension on December 15, to decide whether she should be suspended before her trial on March 13.
But Rosales won’t let that happen — she’s quitting now (via The Blaze):
On Tuesday, the Democratic DA threw in the towel. Her resignation will go into effect on Dec. 14.
Rosales’ problems went beyond the courtroom, too.
Late last year, the Texas Ethics Commission said Rosales violated state law when her office allegedly spent thousands of dollars of public funds on self-promotion.
Rosales defended herself by saying the Commission was only being sexist, but the charges of incompetence have no bearing on gender. And these are what likely prompted her fall from grace.
The claims include “nearly a thousand potential criminals” who went free just because Rosales’ office couldn’t even file the charges on time.
This includes 15 first-degree felonies, 33 second-degree felonies, and 65 third-degree felonies. The number of defendants released because the state wasn’t ready for trial skyrocketed under Rosales.
Even worse, one of the suspects who got off because of Rosales’ alleged incompetence was Ivan Gabaldon, who was accused of stabbing a 62-year-old to death.
Somewhere along the way, local lawmakers and judges started to wonder if she could even handle the basic responsibilities of her position as the top prosecutor in the area.
We won’t ever know what the courts have to say on this matter because Rosales resigned, but it seems clear she wasn’t fit for her job. This is a common question many citizens have now regarding high-ranking officials.
Many wonder if they simply hold these positions for political or “equity” reasons, and it has nothing to do with their ability or credentials.
- A Democrat Texas DA has resigned amid rampant allegations of “misconduct” and “incompetence.”
- Yvonne Rosales was facing suspension for being unable to “handle the basic responsibilities” of her job, but she decided to quit.
- Accusations include using public funds for self-promotion, failing to meet deadlines, and allowing hundreds of suspects to go free.
Source: The Blaze