Tyler is now justifying paying Eyre by claiming that he is moving him from his office manager to investigator.
But on May 2, he said:
"...Eyre can no longer do investigative work because the job could land him on the witness stand. Doing so would leave Eyre vulnerable to cross-examination about his role in the civil lawsuit, Tyler said. 'It puts my case and his in jeopardy. Any time he takes the stand, the defense can ask questions of credibility," Tyler said. "The work this office does and presents to judges and juries has to be beyond reproach. I don't want a juror back there thinking, 'Well, this guy is involved in a civil suit.'"
Eyre is still a party to the civil suit.
It appears that Tyler can't keep his stories straight.
Kci: You're right about the hot check fees. That paragraph in the story was meant to tell readers where employees' salaries come from (given it's a 'district' office). What I should have said is Tyler is the only employee who is paid from state dollars, which is what Judy McAdams, the county auditor, told me. My apologies for a poorly worded sentence. - Gabe
Tylers said "Why punish a person where there is no finding of wrongdoing? Why would you fire a productive employee?
But when he tried a Victoria Police Officer and a Jury of his peers found him NOT GUILTY, Tyler still tried to end that officers career, first by going to the police department to have him fired and the by going to the State to have his license revoked. Both attempts failed because he was found not guilt. To use Tylers quote there were no findings of wrongdoings.
Guess Tyler can have it both ways. Kind of like a light switch. Turns it on and off as he sees fit.
The article states that County tax dollars pay the salaries of all DA office workers except for Tyler. That's not true. According to the 2010 County budget (available on-line) there are three positions (2 legal assistants and an "extra help" position) that are paid through hot check fees collected by the DA's office....NOT County tax dollars.
Simple research that took about 10 minutes to find. Is that too much to ask of the Advocate in order to write an article that does not have inaccuracies?
It makes you wonder how many other news stories contain wrong or misleading information.
Ride that train baby!