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Former CCPD officer accused of posing as CPS worker goes on trial next week

Posted: 11:00 AM, Nov 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-08 13:16:05-05
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Norma Deleon was in court today

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The former Corpus Christi police officer accused of impersonating a Child Protective Services worker is going on trial on Wednesday.

This morning, Norma Deleon appeared before Judge Sandra Watts in the 117th District Court.

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Norma DeLeon is charged with two counts of impersonating a public servant and two counts of official oppression.

Judge Watts set her hearing for Wednesday, Nov. 13.

Deleon is facing two counts of impersonating a public servant and two counts of official oppression.

Police say on Nov. 29, 2018, Deleon asked two officers to meet her at an apartment on the 5600 block of Carroll Lane to help her with a welfare check on a child.

Police say she convinced the child's father to let her into his apartment and once inside, she found and woke the child, and then used her personal cell phone to put the girl on Facetime with the child's grandmother.

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Former CCPD officer Norma Deleon is facing charges related to an incident at the Carroll Lane Apartments in Nov. 2018.

The father later learned Deleon was not a CPS worker and was actually dating the child's uncle, officer Tommy Cabello. He retired from the Corpus Christi Police Department in February. In July, Cabello was sentenced to 10 years in prison for abusing his wife over a period of 17 years.

CCPD police officer Tommy Cabello was sentenced to 10 years in prison for abusing his wife.
Photo: Tommy Cabello, who is accused of domestic violence. (Courtesy: Nueces County Jail)

Deleon was arrested on Feb. 7 and resigned from the Corpus Christi Police Department in March after 10 years with the department.

Former CCPD officer Norma Deleon resigned in early March 2019.
Norma DeLeon has been charged with inappropriately representing herself as a public servant while attempting to conduct a welfare check. (Nueces County Sheriff’s Department)

In September, Deleon was charged with an additional count of impersonating a public servant after the Nueces County District Attorney's Office found additional evidence. According to police records, Deleon mistakenly stopped by a home on the 5300 block of Navarro Street and questioned a couple the night of Nov. 29, 2018, before being directed to the apartment complex on Carroll Lane.