Budget Cuts Hit Reserve Deputy Constables
The latest example of budget cutting comes from Canton, Texas. Van Zandt County Commissioners have voted 3-to-2 to cut the number of reserve deputy constables from 20 down to 4.
Commissioner Ricky LaPrade says the cut should eliminate questionable arrests that have been reported in recent months. The discussion became heated and one constable—Pat Jordan–had to escorted from the meeting by a peace officer