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Ex-cops probation denied; files grievance against judge

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Posted at 7:26 PM, Nov 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-26 20:33:44-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Former Corpus Christi Police Officer Tommy Cabello was back in court today asking for an early release from prison.

Cabello currently is serving a 10-year sentence for domestic violence, tampering with evidence, and witness tampering.

He requested what is called “shock probation,” which would allow him to only serve jail time on weekends, during a hearing this morning.

In his motion, Cabello said he felt that he wouldn't benefit from serving prison time.

But the prosecution argued Cabello "should serve his sentence... because he still has not taken responsibility for his actions.
“I'm not admitting to any crimes,” Cabello said. “I know exactly what I have done. And the facts that were presented are not the facts.”

Judge Inna Klein denied Cabello's request.

However, he'll become eligible for parole next summer.

Cabello also alleges he didn't get a fair trial, and he's taken that accusation all the way to the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.

Cabello is doing his time at a state prison in Rosharon, just south of Houston.

From there, he apparently took the time to write the Texas State Commission on Judicial Conduct, blasting klein and others.

This is a copy of the handwritten letter he sent the commission, as well as the response he received, delivered to us this afternoon by the convict's mother.

Cabello claims Klein once asked him to act as her campaign manager. He also alleges Klein dismissed his friend's parking citation in exchange for votes.

The former cop claims Klein asked him to help her receive an endorsement form the Corpus Christi Police Officers Association.

He also alleges voter fraud in Robstown involving the police chief's mother.

Then, near the end of the complaint, Cabello says the judge signed three warrants for his arrest involving domestic violence and allegedly called him a "danger to society."

He also accused Klein of using his case to prove she's tough on law enforcement.

It’s important to note all these allegations were made after Tommy Cabello was convicted of domestic violence, tampering with a witness and fabricating evidence.

In fact, this complaint was filed with the state just last month.

We reached out to Klein's office for a response, but she declined to comment citing the ongoing investigation.

We also contacted the Texas State Commission on Judicial Conduct.

And we were told that investigations into judicial conduct usually take four to six months.

We were also told that no public record of an investigation is released unless disciplinary action is taken.