Convicted, Chambers still running for sheriff

Special to the PRESS

With election season less than two months away, many people are surprised to see John Chambers’ name still on the ballot for Cameron County Sheriff. That’s because Chambers, the former Chief of Police of Indian Lake, was found guilty on 14 counts of tampering with government records earlier this month where he was sentenced to five years of probation. However, because Chambers is appealing the ruling, he remains eligible for the March primary elections.

Although the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement would be forced to revoke Chambers’ law enforcement license because of the conviction, the former police chief noted that his license can’t legally be revoked unless the conviction becomes final if his appeal is denied. Despite all the controversy surrounding him, Chambers maintains his innocence and offered up his own theory about why he was charged in the first place.

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