Once again, I cannot tell you how grateful I am for Rene Guerra’s Hidalgo County District Attorney’s Office. Without even talking to me, somehow one of the Assistant DA’s managed to take a meeting scheduled by the McAllen PD investigator who had been too busy to work on my case or return my phone calls.
Today I had an unexpected and gosh darn pleasant conversation with the aforementioned investigator (he called me!).
My feeling about this meeting was that the investigator (who has not impressed me thus far with gathering evidence, especially anything that I didn’t facilitate) was going to present a half baked file to the Hidalgo County DA and come back to tell me they weren’t going to prosecute for lack of evidence.
I do not know what Rene Guerra’s Felony Intake Asst DA said to that investigator, but thank you! Suddenly, after a year, he sounds excited about the case. He’s enthusiastic and apparently motivated. He did go on a bit about how impressed the DA’s office was with “his” evidence…but I will bask in the reflected glow. I know that my careful curating of the physical evidence until the threshold for criminal charges was met, is why this is a damn good looking case.
After 30 years as Hidalgo County DA, you can’t think that the office isn’t a family. Those people work well together because they’ve grown together. If Ricardo Rodriguez believes he could, in his wildest dreams simply take the patriarchs place, he is deluding himself and the very expensive votes he’s been cultivating.