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Police Chief and Sergeant Fired After Tea Party Involvement

November 10th, 2010 . by TexasFred
Police Chief and Sergeant Fired After Tea Party Involvement

The Tawakoni Area Tea Party is up in arms because the police chief and a sergeant at the West Tawakoni Police Department were fired after being involved in the Tea Party.

Police Chief Jack Schultz and Sgt. Johnny Beckett were fired Oct. 20, according to internal documents obtained by NBCDFW using the Texas Open Records Act.

Schultz and Beckett are both on paid administrative leave while they appeal their terminations.

The termination notices obtained indicate the duo’s involvement in the Tea Party was considered “prohibited political activity�? under the city’s employee personnel policies manual. The mayor said the men spoke and advocated against the city council and supported a petition against the mayor as part of their participating in the party.

The two men weren’t just fired for their involvement in the Tea Party, however.

Full Story Here:
Police Chief and Sergeant Fired After Tea Party Involvement

Most of MY readers will remember, I was WAY ahead of the curve on this one, I posted MY story on October 26th, 2010. Police Officers FIRED for being TEA Party Members. I wonder why the media is just now jumping on the band wagon?

I have become convinced that there is much more to this story than meets the eye. If these officers are guilty of even HALF of the actions they are accused of, they need to be gone, and gone for good. If they are innocent, they need to face their accusers in a court of law and sue the pants off of them AND the city.

The termination memos mention other alleged infractions by both law enforcement officers including accusations that Schultz drove city equipment to obtain medical treatment, screamed at another city employee in the City Hall parking lot within earshot of the public, lied to federal agents during an investigation, drank booze at a public park and restaurant, drove while intoxicated, slouched at city council meetings, and didn’t discipline Beckett for holding naked pool parties at Beckett’s house.

Besides holding naked pool parties and joining the Tea Party, Beckett’s termination memo also said he drank alcohol in a public park and restaurant, asked a subordinate to follow he and his wife home after they drank too much, didn’t pay his water bill in time, and didn’t properly maintain investigative files and evidence.

I have heard ALL of those accusations from my contacts in Law Enforcement around this area of Texas, all that, and more.

From my blog post comments:

October 28th, 2010 (2 weeks ago) at 1:23 PM

BZ — According to all Law Enforcement people I have talked to, there’s no issue with being an officer and a TEA Party member, as long as they don’t do anything on duty, in uniform or in City, County or State vehicle.

This is a case where there may be some *personalities* coming into play…

I have some impeccable sources in Law Enforcement and this is what I am being told: “There’s a lot more to this than meets the eye.�?

I don’t know if any of us have the full story, I’m not making accusations, just saying, but 2 Texas DPS Rangers don’t come out for several hours for no reason…

I am also being told that there may, I repeat, MAY be some criminal elements involved, illegal booze and gambling concerns… And it is being whispered that these concerns may be being protected by someone in W. Tawakoni…

I am told that these may be the REAL issues and the *players* are pointing in several different directions in order to deflect attention from the matter…

All of that is opinion and speculation, and is in no way an accusation…

Also, W. Tawakoni is a very small town and has a very small PD, there is no union, no contract and it’s a strong Mayor/Council form of city government.. The PD, and I am assuming ALL city employees, are at the mercy of the Mayor and his whims… Right or wrong..

I have been told that contrary to what some tell me about West Tawakoni having been cleaned up, and that the drugs are all supposedly gone, at least according to emails I received from a person that lives in West Tawakoni, and from comments on my blog story in October, that is NOT the case. At least not according to some of MY Law Enforcement sources, sources not connected TO the West Tawakoni administration or Police in ANY way.

Schultz could not be reached at his home Wednesday. Beckett referred all questions to his lawyer, who did not immediately return a phone call from NBCDFW.

Mayor Pete Yoho and other city officials are not commenting on the terminations.

Of course they’re not talking. Of course they are referring questions to their attorneys. If they have a brain in their heads, regardless of which side of this little drama they’re on, they’ll shut the media down, or, at the very least, not speak to them personally.

Plausible deniability…at a time like this, plausible deniability is your best friend.

We don’t know what happened in the little town of West Tawakoni, we may never know the true story, but I DO know this, power can corrupt, absolute power corrupts absolutely. I know of actions in the past, things that happened well over 30 years ago, that IF they happened today, some police departments could lose entire shifts for some of the ON DUTY drinking and partying that took place.

As with plausible deniability, statutes of limitations can also be your best friend…

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6 Responses to “Police Chief and Sergeant Fired After Tea Party Involvement”

  1. comment number 1 by: Patrick Sperry


    RIDE Em’! Texas Rangers!

    Time for a round up…

  2. comment number 2 by: Bloviating Zeppelin

    There is MUCH here, TF.

    I am thousands of miles away.

    I can — ABSOLUTELY — trust YOU to make some important investigations and determinations.

    I await your conclusions.


  3. comment number 3 by: TexasFred

    BZ — All I have is a few decent sources, and a few ideas… :twisted:

  4. comment number 4 by: mrchuck

    Bad apples in a barrel.

  5. comment number 5 by: Robert

    Well that’s it damn it! I read the accusations and neekid pool parties and yelling at someone I can overlook but SLOUCHING at a city council meeting? MY GAWD MAN HAVE YOU NO SHAME!!!!!

    Seriously though, if they are guilty of offenses that they should be fired for, then so be it. IF they are not, and it’s a witch hunt because of their involvement in the TP then break out the pitch forks and torches we got us a reason for Mob intervention!

    I’ll wait (As we both did) for the facts to come out before I go open loop on a MOFO!

  6. comment number 6 by: TexasFred

    Yeah, the *slouching* thing, that really got me going…

    I don’t know if that’s a REAL accusation or something from the authors mind, I mean, *slouching* at a Council meeting?? Really?

    These guys are the laughingstock of the blog world in MY opinion, the Mayor of West Tawakoni is apparently a writer for SNL when he’s not doing a stand up routine for the Dallas media…

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