|City Attorney Mark Sossi, Flanked by City Administrators|
Bryant Walker and Lupe Granado
You may recall that, in the exchange, Sossi was reaching out directly to Tipton, asking him if they could meet in Hidalgo so that Sossi could share the police practices manual for the City of Brownsville, a manual Brownsville Police Chief Orlando Rodriguez and Sossi himself had been refusing to turn over.
An alert reader noticed something untoward, likely unethical, in the exchange:
"Sossi was representing the City of Brownsville in this matter as City Attorney. Tipton had also retained a lawyer, Oscar Alvarez of McAllen. It was legal misconduct for Sossi to approach Tipton directly in this matter, instead of recognizing his lawyer, yet in the conversations you posted, Jim, that seems to be the case."
We republish the conversation below: