Former Yorktown police chief pleads guilty to felony

On Wednesday, Aug. 9, District Attorney Rob Lassmann recommended a plea agreement for five years deferred adjudication probation. 

Former Yorktown Police Chief Paul Campos admitted his guilt to tampering with a governmental record, a state jail felony. Campos must comply with about 30 conditions of community supervision for the next five 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 two 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,” Lassmann stated in press release provided to The Cuero Record. Campos must report for probation and sit with those he formerly arrested for the next five 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.”

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