Chief investigator for the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office resigns

Sean McCleskey had served in role throughout DA Joe Gonzales’ tenure

Sean McCleskey, chief criminal investigator for the Bexar County District Attorney's Office. (Joshua Saunders, KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – Update: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed McCleskey as the Independent Ombudsman for the Texas Juvenile Justice Department, according to a release from the governor’s office.

The release explains, “The Office of the Independent Ombudsman is a state agency established for the purpose of investigating, evaluating, and securing the rights of the children committed to TJJD.”

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His term is set to expire on February 1, 2025.

The chief criminal investigator for the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office has resigned, effective Friday, a county human resources official confirmed to KSAT.

Sean McCleskey had served as chief investigator for the DA’s office since January 2019, when District Attorney Joe Gonzales took office, according to McCleskey’s LinkedIn page.

He is a former Bexar County Sheriff’s Office deputy and retired special agent with the United States Secret Service.

McCleskey has a law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law and has been licensed to practice as an attorney in Texas since 1998, records show.

No reason was given by the DA’s office for McCleskey’s resignation.

McCleskey did not respond to a phone call or text message seeking comment Friday.

DA investigators help with reviewing cases and tracking new developments, according to a past Facebook post by the DA’s office.

Read more reporting on the KSAT Investigates page.

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Emmy-award winning reporter Dillon Collier joined KSAT Investigates in September 2016. Dillon's investigative stories air weeknights on the Nightbeat and on the Six O'Clock News. Dillon is a two-time Houston Press Club Journalist of the Year and a Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Reporter of the Year.

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