DWI case dropped against the wife of governor candidate Allen West
The bad news for Texas Republican gubernatorial candidate Allen West is that he still won’t get the apology he wants from Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia.
The good news for West is that the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office is dismissing the drunk driving case against his wife, Angela West, after blood test results showed there was no had no drugs or alcohol in his system at the time of his arrest. last month in Dallas.
“This unfortunate stain on [West’s] otherwise, an exemplary reputation should be hastily taken away! Read a statement from George R. Milner III, an enthusiastic user of exclamation marks who is also Angela West’s lawyer. “While I have the utmost respect for Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia, his officer was wrong on this point! She made a mistake. A BIG !!”
In an email statement completely free of (annoying!) Exclamation marks, the prosecutor’s office confirmed that it was dismissing the case on Wednesday afternoon.
On Twitter, Allen West reiterated his request for an apology and said the Dallas Police Department should release the “full, unedited body camera video” of his wife’s arrest as she returned home from a PF Chang’s with his grandson. After the gubernatorial candidate very publicly attacked the actions of the arresting officer, Garcia held a press conference in which he stood up for his officer and released a video of the night of Angela West’s arrest.
The Dallas Police Department sent the statement below. No exclamation marks.
The Dallas Police Department is aware of the lab results from the toxicology report. Due process is guaranteed to everyone, and Ms. West is no different.
The officer made her decision based on the information she had at the time. The purpose of addressing the media and showing the video footage of Ms Angela West’s alleged arrest for drunk driving was not to prove guilt or innocence, but to show the interplay between the officer and Mrs. West because of the accusations regarding the meeting. The rest of the process is in the hands of the public prosecutor’s office. We respect the final decision of the public prosecutor’s office and will refrain from commenting further.