Stemming from incidents in 2003 and 2009, DeWitt is accused of using the derogatorily racial terms “Mexican” and “wetback.”
A motion to terminate DeWitt’s employment with the county failed to get a majority vote.
Commissioner Carlos Salazar Jr. made the motion that was seconded by Commissioner Susan Stasny. It was voted against by Commissioners Eloy Rodriguez and Ronnie E. Olivares and County Judge David Silva.
A motion by Rodriguez to suspend DeWitt without pay for two weeks and place him on probation until he takes office as commissioner on Jan. 1 was seconded by Olivares.
It failed to pass when it was voted against by Stasny, Salazar and Silva.