There are LOTS of indicators of this.
Texas Municipal Police Association said so in this September 2019 release, Texas Municipal Police Association Stands withWilliamson County Whistleblower Deputy Brian Johns. They don’t pull any punches. The first sentence reads in part :
Deputy Brian Johns …[was]… terminated for blowing the whistle on criminal activities and malfeasance of Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody and his allies within the sheriff’s office.
Whoa. Right? It gets worse. The largest police organization in Texas goes on to accuse the #ChodyMafia of MISUSE OF COUNTY RESOURCES AND THEFT and POLITICAL INTIMIDATION. TMPA used bolded, all caps.
Finally, Williamson County Commissioners and citizen leaders should take note of this sentence:
..Sheriff Chody has been more concerned with increasing his profile and public image with pet projects like Live PD than serving the people of Williamson County. His complete megalomania is putting the public at risk, disrupting his sheriff’s office, and diminishing the morale of its deputies.
Section 87 of the Texas Local Government Code provides for the Removal of County Officers from Office including Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody when 1 or more of 3 situations occur.
Sec. 87.013. GENERAL GROUNDS FOR REMOVAL.
(a) An officer may be removed for:
(2) official misconduct; or
(3) intoxication on or off duty caused by drinking an alcoholic beverage.
(b) Intoxication is not a ground for removal if it appears at the trial that the intoxication was caused by drinking an alcoholic beverage on the direction and prescription of a licensed physician practicing in this state.
Here in TMPA’s statement not 1, but 2 of the conditions necessary for removal of Sheriff Chody have been met. Clearly, using one’s office to steal from county funds is official misconduct. Incompetency is defined by the law in part as “gross carelessness in the discharge of those duties”. I will just leave this here.
… [Sheriff Chody is] putting the public at risk, disrupting his sheriff’s office, and diminishing the morale of its deputies