Hearing being held to decide terms of former constable’s suspension

A state agency can revoke his peace officer licenses for up to 10 years

Hearing held to determine Jackson's suspension

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - A hearing will soon take place to decide the length of suspension for licenses held by a former Smith County constable.

A spokeswoman for the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement says Henry Jackson disagreed with their decision on the length of time his peace officer licenses should be suspended.

Jackson has requested an administrative hearing, at which a judge will decide how long Jackson must give up his licenses.

TCOLE records show Jackson holds a reserve officer license as well as a peace officer license. Both were placed on an enforcement hold in May of last year after pleading guilty in federal court to four counts of willful failure to file federal income tax returns.

Jackson spent six months in federal prison last year after pleading guilty to failing to file federal income tax returns while employed as a Smith County constable.

Read more: Constable Henry Jackson released from federal prison into re-entry program

According to the commission Jackson faces a maximum suspension of 10 years.

As for his elected position, Jackson remains suspended until a hearing can be held on a petition for removal filed in December. Jackson served as constable for the county’s downtown Tyler precinct since 1999. Bobby Garmon has served as interim since Jackson’s suspension from office in December of 2017.

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