Winkler sheriff trial to begin Monday | trial, winkler, moore – Odessa American Online

Remember the Winkler County Nurse scandal? I do.

So does the Texas States’ Attorney.

June 06, 2011 6:30 AM

ODESSA AMERICAN

UPDATE 1 p.m. The court has taken a break until 2 p.m. for lunch in the trial of Winkler Sheriff Robert Roberts on charges of misuse of official information and retaliation.

The Midland County courtroom was packed with about 80 potential jurors in a trial now expected to last at least a week. Even after moving the trial from Kermit, the question of impartiality looms in an ongoing whistle-blowing nurses saga that has gotten national attention after the investigation and attempted criminal prosecution of the two Winkler County nurses who reported a doctor at their hospital violated proper medical procedure.

The doctor, Rolando Arafiles, asked his friend Sheriff Roberts to investigate the nurses, who were arrested.

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I’ll be very interested to see the outcome of this.

HT: Glen in the Big O.