The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission has released a report that said three of its employees had violated numerous agency procedures in connection with a police raid on a Fort Worth gay bar in which authorities clashed with hundreds of bar patrons.
Commission officials said that disciplinary actions were pending against three agents over the raid at the Rainbow Lounge.
Seven people at the bar were arrested, and witnesses said one man had his head slammed into a door by agents. Chad Gibson was hospitalized with a brain injury and released a week later.
Among other things, the report said that agents Aller and Chapman had taken part in the raid without agency approval; failed to file the paperwork to investigate the club for possible lewd conduct and sales to intoxicated customers; failed to report the
use of force in arresting two people; and failed to report that Gibson had been injured. Both men have been assigned to desk duty pending further notice.
The commission will release a separate report this summer on its agents' use of force at the club.
30th August 2009. Based on article
The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission said it has fired two agents, as well as their supervisor, who took part in this summer's raid of a Fort Worth gay bar that resulted in law enforcement clashing with hundreds of patrons and left one man with a
serious head injury.
Christopher Aller and Jason Chapman were terminated as of Friday over the Rainbow Lounge raid. Their supervisor, Terry Parsons, who was not at the bar during the incident, will be terminated as of Sept. 2, according to a statement.