As soon as he received his termination notice, Webb County Deputy Constable Oscar Garay knew exactly what he needed to do next.
Garay immediately contacted Bob Leonard, CLEAT's Assistant General Counsel. Leonard filed an appeal on the deputy's behalf.
A hearing was held before the Webb County Civil Service Commission and following the presentation of the evidence, the three members of the Commission voted unanimously to overturn the termination and instead issued a 30-day suspension.
Deputy Garay was extremely happy. " I'm just glad I was a CLEAT member," he said. "Without CLEAT, I wouldn't have gotten my job back."