GALVESTON — The county’s longtime director of justice administration, Bonnie Quiroga, has been fired, county officials said Thursday.
County Judge Mark Henry declined to comment on the separation.
County officials said they were not at liberty to discuss the details of the end of Quiroga’s employment, but confirmed that it was an “involuntary termination.”
The county has not yet named an interim director of the justice administration department, officials said.
The county judge’s office referred further questions about Quiroga’s employment to the county’s human resources department. The director of the human resources department did not return a phone message left Thursday.
County Attorney Myrna Reingold said Qurioga’s termination was involuntary.
Quiroga did not return phone messages seeking comment.
The separation comes at a time when county commissioners are closely examining the criminal justice system.
The county paid about $70,000 for the firm Griffith, Moseley and Associates to conduct a study of the criminal justice system. The consultants issued a preliminary report in April.
Incoming 212th District Court Judge Patricia Grady was brought on as a paid consultant earlier this month. Grady won a Republican primary runoff election for the judicial seat in May and will not face a Democratic challenger in November.
According to a memorandum of understanding, Grady will make about $2,100 a week to analyze the county’s criminal justice system and make recommendations to cut costs and increase the collection of fines and fees. The terms of the memorandum of understanding run through Sept. 30.
Grady declined to comment Thursday on Quiroga’s termination.