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Former CCPD officer Norma Deleon in the Nueces County Jail

Posted at 10:55 AM, Jan 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-06 16:22:48-05

Former Corpus Christi Police Officer Norma Deleon is behind bars, serving her seven-day sentence.

Deleon, 44, began serving her weeklong sentence on Friday. Jail officials say because she was a police officer, she is being kept isolated and away from other inmates.

Last month, Deleon was sentenced to a week in jail after she was found guilty on two counts of official oppression.

Police say Deleon dispatched two fellow officers to help her check on the welfare of her boyfriend's niece who lived at an apartment on Carroll Lane.

Body-cam video shows Deleon speaking to the girl's father, Joshua Barnes, who asked her to leave several times. He eventually allowed Deleon into his apartment where she later used her cell phone to FaceTime with the girl's maternal grandmother.

Moments later, Barnes realized Deleon was not a case worker but, in fact, dating the child's uncle, fellow CCPD officer Tommy Cabello.

Cabello currently is serving a 10-year sentence for domestic abuse against his wife.

Meanwhile, Deleon is appealing her conviction. A hearing on her appeal is scheduled for Friday in the 117th District Court.