Petition of removal against 81st Judicial District Attorney has been dismissed by judge

Petition alleges DA Audrey Gossett Louis committed official oppression, jury tampering and other violations

SAN ANTONIO – A petition of removal filed by an Atascosa County resident against 81st Judicial District Attorney Audrey Gossett Louis has been dismissed by a judge.

Ernest Trevino, a retired SAPD Officer, told KSAT he filed the petition because he was “fed up” with the D.A., who serves Atascosa, Frio, Karnes and LaSalle counties.

“She has been committing crimes for years and years, and nobody will investigate her,” Trevino said.

In the petition, Trevino accused Louis of violating her oath, official misconduct, official oppression, jury tampering and mishandling of a murder case in Wilson County.

Louis denied all of Trevino’s claims.

“It’s just completely 100% false,” Louis said. “He is a disgruntled defendant who is very unhappy, and continues to attempt to use the lawsuit and the criminal justice system and the courts to try to slander and defame me and get me to cower.”

Judge Laura Parker dismissed the case on March 12.

Order of dismissal signed by Judge Laura Parker (KSAT)

Below is a copy of the original petition, we have redacted personal information and emails of individuals mentioned.

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