Cameron County Sheriff Eric Garza says he will not bend to political pressure being placed on him by county commissioners. The sheriff was reacting to Tuesday’s court decision lifting a temporary restraining order placed against him by the Cameron County Commissioners Court.
Garza and the commissioners have clashed over the sheriff’s decision to take charge of deputies assigned to do security at the county courthouse. Garza said yesterday the dispute is mainly a battle over political power, while the commissioners say the sheriff hasn’t followed proper procedure.
Though the sheriff is no longer under a restraining order, the battle over Garza’s authority will continue during a court hearing next month.