Lawsuit to remove Hawk from office proceeds

Posted on 09 Dec 2015 at 3:03pm

Hawk.SusanDallas County commissioners have appointed Ellis County District Attorney Patrick Wilson to file a case to remove Dallas county D.A. Susan Hawk from office.

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.

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