While I do not have personal knowledge of the facts that led the eight judges of the Fresno Superior Court’s Executive Committee to fire Chief Probation Officer Rick Chavez, I do have personal knowledge of the judges.
I have known most of them since they were practicing attorneys and all of them during their judicial tenure. All have the highest degree of integrity and responsibility to their oath of office to act fairly and impartially.
I find it compelling that all eight judges signed the letter dismissing Mr. Chavez. Knowing the judges as I do, I am confident that they did not take this action lightly.
Howard K. Watkins, Fresno