E. Texas constable facing felony charge announces resignation
Joe Don Law (Source: Kaufman County Website)
KAUFMAN COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -
An East Texas constable accused of tampering with a government record has announced his resignation.
According to inForney, Kaufman County Precinct 2 Constable Joe Don Law submitted his letter of resignation Friday morning. His retirement will be effective immediately.
A jury trial for Law is set to begin on May 5.
On August 20, 2012, Law was indicted for tampering with a government record with intent to defraud or harm. According to the indictment, Law knowingly altered a government record relating to the Texas Law Enforcement Telecommunications System on or about September 16, 2011. A warrant was issued for his arrest following the indictment.
Law allegedly made a false entry into the records stating that he had successfully completed the Texas Law Enforcement Telecommunications System online certification. The TLETS is a secure network service that enables law enforcement to dispatch and store information on a wide scale.
Constable Law was appointed to his position in June 2004.
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