Texas bailiff says reporting jury tampering cost him his job

By Michelle Casady (March 29, 2022, 4:22 p.m. EDT) – A former bailiff claims in a lawsuit filed against Brazoria County, Texas that he was fired in retaliation for reporting multiple instances of jury tampering to the Texas Rangers.

Tracy Read, who served as a bailiff for the 412th District Court in Brazoria County, filed a lawsuit Monday in the 129th District Court in Harris County, alleging he was fired and “blackballed,” and that he is prevented from continuing to work as a bailiff as a result of his bona fide report.

“There is a causal connection between the plaintiff’s protected activity and the adverse employment action,” Read alleges. “The reasons given by the defendant for…

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