Another Jefferson County Sheriff's deputy will go before a disciplinary review board this week stemming from a May 28, 2013 arrest in Judge Layne Walker's courtroom.
Sheriff Mitch Woods has confirmed that Deputy Tony Barker is being looked into as part of an internal investigation into the incident. It was captured on video by a fountain pen camera carried by Steve Hartman.
Hartman was a process server serving Judge Walker with a lawsuit. He was arrested for disrupting court proceedings. Two of the deputies involved in his arrest were Barker and Sergeant Steve Broussard.
Last week, Sheriff Woods recommended Broussard be terminated for being untruthful in sworn statements about the arrest and for violating department policy when he took the pen camera home before submitting into evidence.
Barker remains on duty.
12News has learned special prosecutor Joe Alford is offering Steve Hartman a deal to plead guilty to the lesser charge of Class C Disorderly Conduct in justice of the peace court and pay a $100 fine. A spokesman for Hartman says he will not accept the deal because Hartman did nothing wrong.
Meanwhile , because of his legal woes Hartman's private security license and license to serve as a bodyguard have been suspended by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
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