Attorneys for the bikers are saying they can’t get a fair trial from the Waco Judges, that the DA and the Judges are on the side of the cops.
Visiting Judge Robert Stem decided that his buddy Judge Matt Johnson could be fair and that the other Judge’s statement about “even the appearance of impropriety”, wasn’t the case here so he ruled that Judge Johnson should sit on the bench. This Judge is like the Don Corleone of good old boys.
Let’s take a look at Judge Stem’s brother and family history.
Judge Stem’s grandfather served for decades in the Waco Police Department ending his career as the Chief of Detectives. His father served as the Waco City Attorney. His brother, Wiley Stem, is the Deputy City Manager of Waco, in charge of, yes, you guessed it, WACO PD.
Brother of Judge, in charge of Waco PD, naw, nobody is biased here. Wouldn’t “appear” that way. Naw.
Deputy City Manager
Wiley Stem III
Wiley Stem III has been with the City of Waco for 39 years. He began his career at the City of Waco in the positions of: Management Analyst, Assistant Director of Public Works, Water/Wastewater Supervisor, and Director of Water Distribution and Wastewater Divisions. In 1999, he assumed the role of Assistant City Manager.
In 2015, Stem was promoted to Deputy City Manager by City Manager Dale Fisseler. He will oversee all city departments and operations, while reporting directly to the City Manager.
Stem received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University in 1976. He is an active member of the International City Management Association (ICMA), the Texas City Management Association (TCMA), American Water Works Association (AWWA), and Water Environment Federation. He also served on the United Way Board and the Brazos G Regional Water Planning Group.
He spends his free time at his home in the country with his wife Tonette. He also enjoys activities with family, farming, cooking, Baylor sports and metal work.