The criminal-defense lawyer’s Christmas that started last week with a grand jury going rogue and evicting the prosecutors while investigating possible wrongdoing in connection with HPD’s Breath Alcohol Testing, or BAT, vans, continues today with Pat Lykos giving the Houston Police Department a vote of no confidence:
Lykos tells us she still doesn’t know what went wrong inside that grand jury room last week that nearly led to the arrest of two of her top assistants, despite the fact one of them was in the room with us during the interview. What she does know is that she no longer wants HPD supervising its own DWI vans.
“That’s what perturbs me,” she said.
Lykos told us Monday she’s done trusting HPD to tell her the truth about DWI testing.
“We were never informed there were questions about whether the tests were valid,” Lykos said.
The obvious followup question: well, Ms. Lykos, if you don’t trust HPD to tell you the truth about DWI testing, why do you trust HPD to tell you the truth about anything?