Rio Bravo Police Chief files lawsuit against Rio Bravo

Published: Jul. 20, 2017 at 2:51 PM CDT
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The City of Rio Bravo and its city administrator find themselves in the middle of a lawsuit brought forth by its former chief of police.

The chief of police’s lawyer says the lawsuit is due to violations to his contract with the city and says he and the former chief of police of Rio Bravo, Rene Cervantes made several attempts to resolve this outside of court.

The lawsuit alleges that the city failed to respect Cervantes’ three year contract in a number of ways.

It states his work contract made it clear he would only report to the mayor, but the city’s administrator, Miguel Berry began to give him instructions.

Cervantes alleges the city clearly violated his contract when Berry began to exercise authority over him.

According to the lawsuit, it says Berry instructed him to, “Shoot children of illegal immigrants he and his officers might arrest, so it would be easier to send their parents back to Mexico”.

Cervantes is requesting over $200,000 in damages to stop this kind of conduct from taking place in the near future.

The City of Rio Bravo did not answer any calls regarding the lawsuit.

Cervantes’ lawyers says the city was served and has 20 days to respond to the allegations.

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