It looks like the WCCC are still mad a Precinct 1 Constable Gary Griffin, via KXAN, Budget Controversy Over Constables’ Budget.
What Griffin said is even more disturbing however, is the fact that the constables’ Precinct 2 office got more than $11,000 for law enforcement equipment.
In Precinct 3, it was almost $5,000, and the constables at Precinct 4 received more than $2,000.
Williamson County Judge Dan Gattis said Precinct 1 didn’t get radio equipment this year, because their office didn’t get any new deputies and that Precinct 1 was budgeted for zero dollars for law enforcement, because they were asking for guns, something the county does not provide for any constables.
“Precinct 1 happens to be a precinct that there’s a lot of conflict going on right now. There’s a lawsuit against the county, but that was all before my time. It has nothing to do with me, nor does our budget office or nor do I think any members of the court have any hard feelings against Precinct 1,” said Gattis.
“Every officer, they have to have the tools of their trade to not only be an effective public safety officer, but to carry out their duties in the safest possible manner,” said Griffin.
Griffin said he plans to buy equipment like replacement batteries, flashlights and radios out of his own pocket.
Commissioners, however, said their intent is not for the constable’s office to be ill-equipped, and if they need things like batteries for flashlights, they should just ask.
It looks like the court will continue it’s vendetta against Griffin. The lawsuit may have nothing to do with Judge Gattis but he sure isn’t acting like it.