Actual charges in the case aren’t clear, but they apparently stem from her disappearance during the summer for what she has described as a bout with depression. She later took a leave of absence to deal with the problem.
According to the Dallas Morning News, Wilson, a Republican, has discretion about whether the case moves forward and he indicated he would proceed. The case was assigned to Judge David Peeples of San Antonio for a preliminary hearing. He’ll decide whether the case moves forward.
Democrats hold a 4-1 majority on the Dallas County Commissioners Court. Hawk is the only Republican elected county-wide in Dallas.
However, Democrats might not get what they’re wishing for. Hawk is a moderate Republican and previously served as a judge, elected as a Democrat. Should she be removed from office, the position will be filled by Gov. Greg Abbott who is a … well … not a moderate Republican.
Hawk will address the LGBT community on hate crimes on Monday, Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Cathedral of Hope. Just a guess, but an Abbott appointee probably wouldn’t do that. Hawk’s event is free and open to the public.