Jury finds former fire chief NOT GUILTY

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas – In the trial of former Brownsville Fire Chief Carlos Elizondo, the verdict is not guilty. Elizondo has been acquitted of six counts of Computer Security Breach.

Jurors deliberated for more than three hours. Elizondo was on trial for 6 counts of Computer Security Breach. Both sides argued that this is a complicated case. Elizondo is not denying he accessed the Brownsville Fire Department’s Emergency Reporting System. The state argues as part of his suspension he unlawfully accessed records.

Elizondo’s attorney says there is no rule or law suggesting Elizondo could not access fire department records. The former fire chief was suspended following an internal audit with the city, alleging he would re-route non-emergency calls to a private ambulance company.

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