EDINBURG, Texas – Former Alamo Police Chief Baudelio Castillo was back in court today. Castillo is seeking to regain his position with the department. Along with Castillo were a handful of witnesses subpoenaed including former and current police officers and investigators.
Earlier this month a judge granted an injunction in favor of Castillo giving him the opportunity to present evidence in his case. Today Castillo took the stand stating he was fired in retaliation for reporting alleged wrongdoing by city officials.
Today the former police chief took the time to highlight his work with the department, stating he did not understand why he was fired. He also added he has lost $20,000 in wages since he was fired including the opportunity to obtain a job in law enforcement elsewhere.
City Mayor Diana Martinez and Commissioner Robert De La Garza were expected to attend today’s hearing but the judge ruled the subpoena was invalid because the two were not properly served.
Approximately 10 new witnesses are expected to testify on Tuesday.