A former Bexar County deputy constable is under arrest for allegedly helping other officers get credit for training they never completed.
Dudley Parrish was arrested on December 21st in New Hampshire as a fugitive from justice after a felony warrant was issued here in Bexar County for tampering with government documents.
The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education, known as TCLEOSE, has been investigating Parrish over the last year for allegedly reporting state mandated training for other deputies who never even attended the training. He allegedly charged for the courses, and pocketed the cash, while working as a reserve deputy constable with the Precinct 4 Constable's office. Parrish resigned from precinct 4 in September 2011.
The warrant quotes a TCLEOSE investigator as saying "our investigation is ongoing and we believe that this is one of many similar events that have occurred involving Mr. Parrish."
His former boss, Constable Robert “Mike” Blount declined to answer questions on camera because of the on-going investigation, but says his office is cooperating with TCLEOSE investigators. In an email he said: "I have never and will never condone any misconduct by any of my employees."
Parrish is awaiting extradition back to San Antonio where he will face the charge. TCLEOSE investigators hope the former deputy constable will tell them who else was involved in faking the training.