QUESTIONABLE DECISIONS WERE MADE REGARDING CAMDEN’S TRAINING AT WILLIAMSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Deputy Wenzel, a 42 year veteran of the Dallas Police department training division and owns his own training company, was hired to work at the DAWG. When he saw things that concerned him, he reported it to TCOLE.

Three months after being hired and immediately after making the report to TCOLE, Wenzel was told he was being transferred back to the FTO program. When he questioned it, Ryle became upset that he was questioning the integrity of the Sheriff’s office. You read that right, “the integrity”.

Zac Camden, however, who had only ONE YEAR AND FOUR MONTHS experience as a licensed peace officer, was treated quite differently.

Camden was not put through the INDOC program because Chody said he was “already certified”. The only time this 26-year employee (interviewed by TCOLE) can remember that happening.

Camden also rode with his buddy JJ Johnson, who was not a Field Training Officer, and who had only joined the SO himself a few months earlier. The SO was able to provide these sparse training records via an open records request.

In fact, Hernandez, also a friend of JJ Johnson and Camden and former co-worker at Bastrop County, decided Camden recommended ending his FTO (in whatever form it was taking place) early because he did not believe it was necessary for him to continue. Although he said he would forward his written assessments immediately in the undated memo, these were not released. We are unsure if they exist.

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Hernandez and Johnson from their time at Bastrop together.

Camden and Johnson or as they call themselves, the “dream team”.