Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg
said Tuesday that she has received an official complaint alleging possible criminal improprieties related to the Austin Police Association
's recent purchase of a new union hall, which we reported on earlier this month (see "Police Group at Odds Over Property Deal
," July 1). Members of the union, including Lt. Kurt Rothert
, believe that the union's board, led by President Wayne Vincent
, improperly committed the union to buying a property on Wilcab Road in East Austin, dedicating more than $1 million in union dues to the purchase without first getting the approval of the union members, per the union bylaws; Vincent has said that the union leadership doesn't believe that it needed to put the deal to a vote of the full membership. Lehmberg says she has forwarded that complaint to her office's white-collar crime unit for review.