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Former CCPD Officer accused of impersonating a CPS worker may have violated bond

Former CCPD Officer accused of impersonating a CPS worker may have violated bond
Posted at 1:19 PM, Jul 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-26 20:13:44-04

The former Corpus Christi police officer who's accused of impersonating a Child Protective Services case worker may have violated her bond.

Norma Deleon appeared in the 117th District Court this morning for a pretrial and plea deadline hearing. Deleon is facing a charge of impersonating a public servant.

During this morning's hearing, she told a judge she was pregnant with her former boyfriend's baby. Her former boyfriend, retired C.C.P.D. Officer Tommy Cabello, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for abusing his wife over a period of 17 years.

On July 2, retired CCPD Officer Tommy Cabello was sentenced to 10 years in prison for abusing his wife over a span of 17 years.

The purpose of this morning's meeting was to allow Deleon the option to enter a guilty plea in the case and avoid going to trial on Aug. 6.

During this morning's hearing, defense attorney James Lucas asked Judge Sandra Watts for more time to discuss a plea offer with his client and Judge Watts agreed.

Then, Deleon asked if she could see her former boyfriend, Cabello, who's in the Nueces County Jail, to tell him she is pregnant with his baby.

On July 2, Cabello was sentenced to prison after he was found guilty of continuous violence against a family member, tampering with evidence and witness tampering.

Deleon told Judge Watts she believed she was three months pregnant. The judge then asked Deleon whether she violated her bond.

One of her pre-trial conditions was to avoid people with harmful character. Since Cabello was facing charges of domestic abuse, she was to have no contact with him.

The judge ordered another hearing and asked Deleon to bring paperwork that proves she's pregnant and states how far along she is in her pregnancy.

Cabello may have violated his bond. During a hearing on Feb. 20, Judge Inna Klein learned that Cabello had been living with Deleon which was a violation of his bond.

Klein held an emergency hearing on March 6 in which she asked Cabello to move out of Deleon's home within three days. That was 20 weeks ago.

This morning, Judge Watts asked to hold a hearing next week to determine whether or not she violated her bond.

Meanwhile, Deleon still faces charges stemming from an incident that happened on Nov. 29, 2018.

According to her arrest affidavit, two officers were dispatched to an apartment on Carroll Lane at the request of Senior Officer Norma Deleon to help her perform a welfare check on a child.

At the time, she was dressed in civilian clothes, but one of the officers later said Deleon was thought to be acting in an investigative capacity with CCPD.

Deleon reportedly told the child’s father she was a worker with Child Protective Services and he let her inside the home. Once inside, Deleon allegedly woke up the child, then used her personal cell phone to put the girl on FaceTime with her grandmother, which happens to be Tommy Cabello's mother.

The affidavit states there’s also body camera video from the uniformed officers showing the child’s father being detained while Deleon searched his apartment. The man later learned Deleon was not a CPS worker and she was dating Cabello.

Deleon resigned from the Corpus Christi Police Department on March 7.

Former CCPD officer Norma Deleon resigned in early March 2019.
Norma DeLeon has been charged with inappropriately representing herself as a public servant while attempting to conduct a welfare check. (Nueces County Sheriff’s Department)

Meanwhile, Deleon's former boyfriend, Tommy Cabello, is in the Nueces County Jail waiting to be moved to a state prison. On July 5, he filed a motion asking Judge Klein not to send him to prison but instead give him shock probation.