orangeleader.com (Orange, Texas)

June 5, 2013

Prosecutor in Texas fired after friend's arrest

Associated Press
The Orange Leader

SAN ANTONIO —

A prosecutor in South Texas who showed her badge during a traffic stop as a friend was charged with driving while intoxicated has been fired.

The San Antonio Express-News (http://bit.ly/11YaF1s ) reports Tara Richardson also advised her male friend not to do a breath test during the May 25 stop.

The now-former Bexar (bayr) County assistant district attorney said Tuesday that part of the San Antonio police report was a misunderstanding. Richardson says she only showed her badge as identification.

Further details weren't immediately available on the DWI charge against Ricardo Ramirez. Richardson was listed in police documents only as "passenger" or "P." Her name was revealed after the newspaper filed an open records request for attorneys who ceased employment last week.

The DA's office cited personnel issues and declined comment.