Court documents referenced in the DA’s statement say that after Aguirre ran his SUV into the back of the AC technician’s truck to force him to stop and get out, he forced the repairman to the ground and put his knee on the man’s back. All of this was captured on the body cam worn by a police officer who accompanied Aguirre on his journey to capture the man who he told them he had been conducting surveillance on for four days.
When it was revealed that the man Aguirre had accosted in front of the cops was just an “innocent and ordinary air conditioner repair technician,” the former police captain then directed them to search the victim’s truck—which the DA’s statement said was filled with nothing but air conditioning parts and tools.
“He crossed the line from dirty politics to commission of a violent crime and we are lucky no one was killed,” Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said of the incident. “His alleged investigation was backward from the start – first alleging a crime had occurred and then trying to prove it happened.”
After still going on to probe Aguirre’s election fraud claims and finding them baseless, the police found that the right-wing group Liberty Center for God and Country had deposited upwards of $266,000 in his account after the incident—information which he had not shared with them. Liberty Center is headed by Steven F. Hotze, a Texas conservative who has been behind other messy election interference attempts, and has been generally denying the reality that Trump lost the election.