EL PASO, Texas -- The Hudpseth County sheriff is weighing in on the ongoing legal drama involving District Attorney Yvonne Rosales.
Sheriff Arvin West told ABC-7, he was a large supporter of Rosales when she first ran for office.
But West said his opinion has largely changed.
The sheriff told ABC-7 that his county is also seeing a large number of case dismissals.
West said in a town with a population of 5,000 people almost 400 cases have been dismissed in his county.
The sheriff was straightforward. "It's not right and they need to do their jobs."
West also said in the past 2 years, they haven't had a court setting. He said the DA's office wants to do everything through Zoom.
He says that creates larger problems for law enforcement agencies like his.
"It just fills my jail to the max. It keeps my jail full and it doesn't do justice for my jail citizens in the county," the sheriff said.
West said he had sat down and talked with DA Rosales and her team.
As for the ongoing petition to remove Rosales from office, he says,"If she is not going to do her job get her out of office that simple."
West said he personally likes Rosales but wants her to collaborate with them more often.
Back in August, dozens of cases were being dismissed in El Paso County. This was because the district attorney's office wasn't able to indict them in time.
ABC-7 reached out to the District Attorney's office regarding the dismissed cases in Hudspeth County.
We still have not heard a response.