Young County Response to Suit

 

A whistleblower lawsuit filed by a former Young County employee that alleges he was never contacted by the district attorney after he reported possible misconduct by a county commissioner. Draws a response from the DA

Former Road Foreman Philip Swan claims in his suit he was fired for reporting that a county commissioner used county equipment for personal use.
Swan filed the suit in 30th district against Young County seeking more than 100 thousand dollars.
The suit claims that in February of last year. He reported to the Texas Rangers that Precinct Three Commissioner Stacey Rogers had misused county equipment.

In the suit Swan says he was harassed by Rogers in order to force him to quit.
Swan said in the suit he got no call back when he told the Young County District Attorney's office about the matter. Swan was fired on January 3rd.
In response to this story, 90th District Attorney Dee Peavy wouldn't comment on this specific suit, but she was emphatic about her policy on such cases.

Peavv says she does not try to hide things of this nature, and it's her policy on any case alleging misconduct by a public official refer it to the proper investigating organization, such as the Texas Rangers.
She said her office's role is to prosecute any cases that result in an indictment, not to investigate them.
She said she is strict in making sure things of the nature are properly handled.
The lawsuit points to the Texas government code that states that it is illegal for a state or local government to suspend or terminate an employee who in good faith reports a violation of the law.
 


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