ALAMO, Texas – A district judge has ruled in favor of the city of Alamo, granting a petition which dismisses a temporary restraining order filed by the police chief.
This all stems from last December when the employment of Alamo Police Chief Baudelio Castillo was placed on the city council agenda for discussion.
In response, Castillo filed a temporary restraining order, halting the council from taking any action.
In her ruling, Judge Marla Cuellar granted the city its plea to the jurisdiction petition, dismissing Castillo’s suit because she found Castillo did not attempt to begin or exhaust all the administrative procedures for filing a grievance against the city.
Castillo’s attorney countered that there was no grievance procedure in place in which to follow, but ultimately Cuellar sided with the city.
Alamo City Manager Luciano Ozuna says the ruling now gives the Alamo City Council the authority to decide how to move forward.
“I still have to talk to the mayor to see what kind of meeting if any the city council will take part, maybe sometime next week.”
Castillo’s attorney attempted to ask for a stay against the judge’s ruling but was deferred to the court of appeals.
Mayor Diana Martinez declined to comment.