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3/19/08-Tyler

New Details In Investigation Of Smith County Constable Come To Surface

On March 14, employee records, files and electronic equipment were seized from the constable's office, business and home--evidence which may support allegations that deputies have also been working as security guards for Jackson's company--a possible violation section 17.02 of the State Occupational Code. 

"What we're looking for is employee records and time records to indicate where and when these particular deputy constables and reserve constables were working for either the constable's office, or Fail Safe Security," said Sgt. Douglas Whitworth with the Texas Department of Public Safety's Private Security Bureau.  "We've already seen these constables in place, working, and now we're just looking for paper documentation to support that."

Smith County District Attorney, Matt Bingham said appointing the special prosecutor was done to avoid a conflict of interest.  One of the employees in Bingham's office has also worked for Constable Jackson's Fail Safe Security Company.

Layron Livingston, Reporting.  llivingston@kltv.com

 

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