"In light of the fact that two outside law enforcement agencies, with significant investigative resources, have evaluated the Wade incident and neither agency has determined that there is sufficient evidence of criminal activity for prosecution, this matter is now concluded," Peavy said.
In Novemver 2012, Peavy was contacted by the city of Breckenridge's Chief of Police Larry Mahan regarding an incident involving one of his officers, Billy Wade, who was also then Sheriff-Elect of Stephens County.
Peavy was asked by Mahan to refer the matter to an outside agency for investigation.
In order to ensure transparency in the investigation, and to avoid any potential conflicts of interest, Peavy requested that the Texas Rangers conduct an investigation of the incident.
The Texas Rangers reviewed the evidence and declined to investigate any further, recommending that the Office of the Texas Attorney General be brought in as a Special Investigator in order to determine if there was sufficient evidence for a criminal prosecution.
On December 13, Peavy forwarded all of the evidence and information related to the Wade incident to the Texas Attorney General and made a formal request that the Texas Attorney General investigate the incident to determine whether there was sufficient evidence of criminal activity for prosecution.
Peavy said she requested the Texas Attorney General to act as Special Prosecutor in the event that it was determined that there was sufficient evidence that a felony offense had been committed.
On Wednesday, January 16, Peavy received a letter, in reference to the Wade matter, from the Director of Law Enforcement Office of the Texas Attorney General which said "We have reviewed the request, and the Law Enforcement Division as well as the Criminal Prosecution Division do not believe that there is sufficient evidence to proceed with a criminal investigation."