Elsa police chief 'reassigned' following licensing scandal
Tue, 07 Dec 2010 22:03:00 GMT —
Elsa Police Chief Domingo Rodriguez has been reassigned following an Action 4 News investigation that revealed he is not a licensed peace officer.
City officials told Action 4 News that Rodriguez remains at the police department but has been moved to another job.
Rodriguez was appointed as police chief in November 2009 and had year to become a licensed peace officer.
State records revealed that Rodriguez took classes but never got his license.
City leaders said they could have been fined $1,000 dollars a day if they let Rodriguez continue as police chief.
The city commission appointed Officer Jesse Diaz as interim police chief around 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Diaz worked as a prison guard, a Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office deputy and the last six years as an Elsa police officer.