Category Archives: Law Review

CLEAT Welcomes New Houston Attorney Bob Thomas

CLEAT welcomes longtime attorney, Bob Thomas, to the Houston office. Bob Thomas has been a licensed attorney in Texas for the past 22 years. He has represented Texas Peace Officers in Federal and State civil and criminal district court trials.  Bob has also represented hundreds of officers in IAD investigations, arbitration hearings, civil service appeals,…
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CLEAT Legal is There When You Need Them Most

CLEAT Senior Attorney Richard Carter was one of the attorneys responding to the scene. CLEAT Attorney Craig Driskell was one of the attorneys responding to the scene.   All three CLEAT Staff attorneys responded to a multiple officer critical incident in Fort Worth on Tuesday, July 12th.  At least three officers were forced to protect…
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CLEAT Senior Staff Attorney Promoted to Director of Legal Division

The Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas announces the promotion of Senior Staff Attorney Michael Rickman to head of the Legal Division.   As Legal Services Division Director, Rickman will oversee the day to day operations of CLEAT’S premier service to members. Rickman is a former Mesquite police officer and holds a JD from Texas…
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CLEATs John Curtis Honored with New Challenges

CLEAT’s John Curtis was recently honored by Corpus Christi POA President Mike Staff for his years of service as a staff attorney in South Texas. He was based in Corpus Christi and kept an office in the CCPOA union hall. Curtis has been promoted to CLEAT Corporate Counsel.   Since 1993 Attorney John Curtis has…
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High Court: Go Ahead, Search Cop’s Sexy Texting

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court had a common sense message Thursday for workers with cell phones and other gadgets provided by their employers: Use your own cell phone if you've got something to text that you don't want your boss to read. The justices unanimously upheld a police department's search of an officer's personal, sometimes…
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