Police chief pleads guilty to felony
By News Release
Aug. 10, 2017 at 11:01 a.m.
Updated Aug. 10, 2017 at 11:01 a.m.
YORKTOWN – District Attorney Rob Lassmann recommended a plea agreement Wednesday for five years of deferred adjudication probation after former Yorktown Police Chief Paul Campos admitted his guilt to tampering with a governmental record, which is a state jail felony.
Campos must comply with about 30 conditions of community supervision for the next 5 years, including the loss of his peace officer’s license, 80 hours of community service restitution and 90 consecutive days in the DeWitt County Jail. If Campos does not successfully complete his terms of community supervision, Campos could face up to 2
years in prison. His criminal conduct included falsifying records in order to reap rewards from those beneath his authority, including a female that was on probation. A companion case against Campos, which alleged the same allegations under a different statute, tampering with physical evidence, was dismissed as part of the plea agreement.
“While Campos could have faced prison time at the outset, I feel this is an adequate resolution. Campos must report for probation and sit with those he formerly arrested for the next 5 years. This will remind him monthly of his conduct and remind other probationers that no one is above the law. My hope is that Yorktown can finally start the healing process by getting this blemish behind them,” says Lassmann.