Just over two weeks after federal agents arrested nearly every single top official of the tiny town of Crystal City, TX, Mayor Ricardo Lopez was arrested yet again—this time, by his own police department. The mayor was attending the first city council meeting since the first arrest when the cops cuffed him.
In the remote town of Crystal City, Texas, the mayor, city manager, mayor pro tempore, a city councilman, and a former councilman were all arrested by federal agents last week. Last month, another councilman was arrested. Crystal City has only three people total on its city council, and the lone remaining councilman was the only official who reported for work at city hall on Friday.