Details emerge regarding case De Leon wished to represent

The case in which Cameron County District Attorney Luis V. Saenz filed to disqualify Brownsville City Commissioner Cesar De Leon was a state jail felony case.

The case in which Cameron County District Attorney Luis V. Saenz filed to disqualify Brownsville City Commissioner Cesar De Leon was a state jail felony case.

The defendant, according to the motion, was accused of Abandoning and Endangering a Child with Intent to Return.

In his motion to disqualify De Leon, Saenz stated that because De Leon was a commissioner, he “has the ability to assert authority and influence” on the presiding judge, the court staff, and the police officers for the City of Brownsville.

This case had been investigated by the police department, and the prosecution intended to call two police officers as witnesses.