Cameron council takes no action against police chief

After two hours and ten minutes in executive session Monday night “to deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of Police Chief Randy Dixon,” Cameron Mayor Connie Anderle announced “no action taken.”

The special called session was held at City Hall with a large crowd of police department employees and other supporters waiting outside the closed-door session. The meeting started at 5:30 p.m. and the council came back into open session at 7:40 p.m., when the mayor made the announcement and adjourned the meeting. She and other council members did not make statements to the press.

Noel Johnson, one of three representatives for Dixon from the Texas Municipal Police Officers Association, said the mayor’s statement meant that Dixon is still employed as chief of police in Cameron.

City Manager Rhett Parker and the city’s attorney, Art Rodriguez, said the Texas Rangers declined to come to Cameron and investigate an assault case Dixon and the Cameron Police Department were accused of mishandling.