City Attorney on Paid Leave, To Make Public Statement

City Attorney Sam Medina has requested that be placed on voluntary paid leave while allegations of assault are under investigation. <span style="color: #ff0000;">UPDATED</span> 1/13/14 3:15 pm<br />
By James Clark

LUBBOCK, TX – City Attorney Sam Medina has requested that he be placed on voluntary paid leave while allegations of assault are under investigation. Medina has hired well-known defense attorney Rod Hobson, and he scheduled a public statement for 4 pm Monday.

Police were not able to provide a case number last week or Monday, but if the situation has been treated like an internal affairs investigation then a police report would not yet be available.  Medina has not bee charged with a crime.

A specially called meeting of the City Council has been called for Thursday to "Consider and take action regarding the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of the City Attorney, including but not limited to placing the City Attorney on administrative leave."

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