So now DA Ricardo Rodriguez “can’t remember” who filed the complaints with his office early in 2018?
He says he would have to review his files to jog his memory.
Excellent! That’s part of what my public information request seeks–the “basic information” from those complaints, which will reveal who filed them with his office, when, and what he did with them (when he forwarded to the state authorities, etc.). (Hint: the SOS’s records confirm that the DA’s aunt, Mary Alice Palacios, filed the complaints with the SOS; I’m trying to figure out when she filed them with the DA’s office.) The DA should release this information, as required by Texas law, rather than hiding behind a request to the Attorney General to keep it hidden.
From the article (which also includes a handy diagram illustrating the DA’s ties to those who lost in the Nov 2017 Edinburg elections):
“When you step back and look at this, there’s a disparity. There’s complaints against both sides, but one side is being investigated and one side is not,” [Najvar] said. “You start thinking about why is that, and one explanation is that [the] district attorney’s office has [a] vested interest with the side that is not being investigated.”