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DA Lassmann publicly reprimanded for profanity, inappropriate, disrespectful language

By Sonya Timpone

and Cameron Wallace

The Cuero Record

DeWitt County District Attorney Rob Lassmann was publicly reprimanded Monday morning at Commissioner’s Court for inappropriate conduct in the workplace. The document was read by DeWitt County Judge Daryl Fowler in the packed courtroom as follows:

PUBLIC REPRIMAND OF

DISTRICT ATTORNEY ROBERT C. LASSMANN

WHEREAS, the County of DeWitt does not permit or condone the use of profanity, inappropriate or disrespectful language in the workplace or on county property; and

WHEREAS, the County of DeWitt expects its employees as well as its elected officials, department heads and appointed officials to refrain from the use of profanity or other inappropriate or disrespectful language in the workplace and on county property; and

WHEREAS, the Commissioner’s Court is aware of an incident that occurred on or about October 14th, 2021, wherein DeWitt County District Attorney Robert C. Lassmann used profanity and inappropriate and disrespectful language while in the workplace in the DeWitt County Courthouse and which language was regarding and directed at an elected official.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Commissioners Court of DeWitt County does hereby publicly admonish and publicly reprimand DeWitt County District Attorney Robert C. Lassmann for his use of profanity and inappropriate and disrespectful language on or about October 14, 2021, while in the course and scope of his work and while in the DeWitt County Courthouse.

A complaint was filed against Lassmann on Thursday, Oct. 14, after an incident between Lassmann and Leonides Ramirez, the Deputy Clerk at the district clerk’s office.

In documents obtained by The Cuero Record from DeWitt County according to the open records law, Lassmann was asked by Ramirez to look over a file for District Clerk Esther Ruiz concerning an inmate’s jail time. Lassmann responded to Ramirez by saying, “tell her to eat s--- and die, I am the f------ attorney not her, I am getting tired of this s---.”

According to witness statements, the incident occurred in the back office of the district clerk’s office and could be heard by several workers in the front. Six county employees submitted statements about the incident from that day.

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