Fort Worth Police Officer Tahwana Zavala, according a disciplinary letter, admitted to internal affairs investigators Oct. 7 that she occasionally falsified times on traffic tickets that she issued while working overtime in 2009 and 2010.
At that time, she was working under a federal Selective Traffic Enforcement Program grant, according to the letter filed with the Civil Service Commission on Wednesday.
Zavala “minimized her wrongdoing,” the letter said, by telling investigators that it wasn’t about the money but was about her desire to leave early so she could care for another person.
She has been fired.
Her lawyer, however, has argued that she is "scapegoat" in a "good-ol’-boy system of closed-door corruption of the Fort Worth PD.”
-- Bill Miller