Former Corpus Christi police officer sentenced for official oppression


Norma Deleon, a former Corpus Christi police officer convicted of two counts of official oppression last week, was sentenced on Tuesday to probation and seven days in jail, the Corpus Christi Caller-Times reported. 

The 44-year-old was acquitted on two counts of impersonating a public servant, a third-degree felony. Official oppression is a Class A misdemeanor. Deleon will be on probation for two years and must also perform 100 hours of community service.

She will remain out of jail for the next 30 days while she and her attorneys decide whether to appeal the conviction, the newspaper reported.

A jury determined that Deleon impersonated a child protective services caseworker to conduct welfare checks on a girl in November 2018. She called a police dispatcher to send officers to check on the girl at her school and several homes in Corpus Christi, the Caller-Times reported.

The girl is the niece of former Corpus Christi Police Officer Tommy Cabello, whom Deleon was dating at the time. The newspaper reported that Cabello was later sentenced to 10 years in prison for family violence involving his ex-wife.

Deleon resigned in March after serving for 10 years with the Corpus Christi police.


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