3rd deputy terminated in troubled Goforth investigation

Shannon Miles, charged with capital murder in the August 2015 shooting death of Deputy Darren Goforth, sits in a Harris County Jail cell and will remain there until at least Monday. Senator John Whitmire had pulled some strings to expedite his transfer to a state mental hospital to have his competency restored. Anthony Osso, attorney for Miles, filed a motion to block that move.

"'The more information we can provide this time to Vernon State Hospital, the better position they will be in to treat him and restore his competency," says Osso.

Meanwhile, the Harris County Sheriff's Office internal affairs division terminated two-year veteran Deputy Jason Goodrich for having inappropriate communication with a key witness in the case, identified as Deputy Goforth's alleged mistress. Deputy Goodrich has the right to appeal the termination and that process is pending, according to a statement released by the sheriff's office,

Earlier in the week, the sheriff's office was forced to fire Deputy Marc DeLeon for lying about having an inappropriate relations ship with...you guessed it, the same woman.

Shortly after Goforth's murder, Sheriff Hickman terminated Sgt. Craig Clopton for having an inappropriate relationship with that same woman.

Because of all these rapid fire developments, Osso says he need more time to investigate and gather information. and rushing Miles to a mental hospital is more about playing politics with the case.

"I think he injected politics into justice is a better way of putting it," adds Osso.

Senator Whitmire says he stands by his actions. He thinks it's in everyone's best interest to get Miles out of the Harris County jail and into a mental hospital.

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