Federal judge rules against Crockett Police chief in lawsuit

CROCKETT, TX (KTRE) - A U.S. district judge has dismissed a $44 million lawsuit that Crockett Police Chief Jimmy Fisher had filed against several city and county leaders.

Judge Ron Clark signed the final judgment on Wednesday, which supported a magistrate judge's summary judgment, which found no evidence supporting Fisher's claims that he was conspired against in an 2009 criminal indictment against him.

The summary judgment found that Fisher's claim that he was wrongfully indicted was not true, as prosecutors had probable cause to take the case to a grand jury.

Fisher had filed the lawsuit against Sheriff Darrel Bobbitt, City Manager Ron Duncan, former District Attorney David Cervantes, Houston County, the City of Crockett and others.

"Obviously we are very pleased with the court's decision," said County Judge Lonnie Hunt. "The ruling speaks for itself. There simply was no evidence to support any of the claims that were made against the county in this case. I would like to thank our attorney, Larry Simmons, for his excellent representation. The real winners today are the taxpayers of Houston County."

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