SAN ANTONIO – UPDATE: On Friday, a judge sided with Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau to dissolve the temporary restraining order that blocked staff changes. The restraining order was requested by Sheriff-elect Javier Salazar.
ORIGINAL STORY: Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau filed a motion Thursday seeking the dissolution of a temporary restraining order incoming Sheriff Javier Salazar obtained against her a day earlier.
Pamerleau's motion is for an expedited hearing to lift the TRO signed Wednesday by Bexar County Judge John D. Gabriel.
Salazar alleges that Pamerleau is retaliating against people who helped his campaign for sheriff, as well as those serving on his transition team.
He also alleges that the sheriff is trying to demote several personnel within her command staff to positions that do not exist.
Salazar said the actions by Pamerleau could “result in grievances and lawsuits which may be inherited by his incoming Sheriff’s administration, actions that will eventually cost taxpayers dollars.”
Pamerleau’s office released the following statement on Wednesday.
The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office is a 24/7 operation. Operations and administrative functions don’t stop, even when there’s a change in leadership. The Sheriff’s Office operates based on Texas statutes, county policy and Sheriff’s Office policy, and any actions taken regarding personnel are strictly based on those directives.