Category Archives: Cop Watch

Texas Police Corruption: Texas Rangers Arrest Chief of Police, Rest of Police Department Out the Door But Covington Still Very Afraid

A stone’s throw as the crow flies from Fort Worth is the tiny Texas town of Covington, and if you follow along Interstate 35 from downtown CowTown you’ll be in the heart of Covington in around 45 minutes.  So, this story isn’t coming out of some backwoods, rural spot that’s living without the knowledge or…


Fort Worth Police Department Cellphone Tracking to Create Probable Cause? Cops Promise They Won’t Do It, Many are Skeptical

Police departments are supposed to get search warrants, and therefore a judge’s review and approval of their actions, before they start tracking the actions of a citizen in this country. (For details, read our website resource article on search and seizure.) However, technology has advanced to the point where it is darn easy to track…


Fort Worth Police Have Second Man Die in Their Custody In Six Weeks: Death After Custody Continuing Problem Here in Texas

On January 15, 2012, Daniel Guerra died while in the custody and control of the Fort Worth Police Department.  He was 24 years old.  On February 14, 2012, Larry Sternberg, 45 years old, also died while in the custody and control of the Fort Worth Police Department. Two men dying within one month’s time?  Maybe…


Texas Cop Investigated for Lewdness and Child Pornography by Texas Rangers

News reports are popping up across the state today about an officer with years of service at the Wylie Police Department who just got put on paid administrative leave after allegations were made against him involving lewd behavior and child pornography.   The patrolman has voluntarily turned over his home computer to the Texas Rangers, who…


Houston District Attorney Faces Grand Jury As Truth About Inaccuracy in Tests for Drunk Driving Is Exposed in BAT Van Scandal

Here in Texas, law enforcement’s excitement over their Drunk Driving campaigns has already become pretty darn scary what with the threat to due process rights of every citizen on the road with the current 24/7 No Refusal campaigns.  To read more about them, and growing national concern over their threats to our constitutional rights, check…


Texas Cops Shooting Citizens All Over the State This Month: Excessive Force? Overstressed Officers? Three Dead From Police-Issued Bullets.

Texas law enforcement is getting lots of media attention this month, as police officers all across the state have used their officially issued weapons to kill citizens.  Excessive force?  You make the call: Houston Police Officer Shoots Man to Death on Christmas Night – Witnesses Tell Different Story From Official Police Version In Houston, a…


Texas’ “No Refusal” DWI Campaign In National Spotlight As People Start to Realize It’s Violating Constitutional Civil Rights

Texas criminal defense attorneys hopefully will find a benefit from the growing national media attention to the state’s No Refusal campaigns that attempt to target drunk driving dangers but in doing so, endanger basic civil rights – something that every American should know. When rights are taken from you, there’s usually no advance invitation sent…


Houston Police Officers Union Pillaged by Houston Cops: Matthew Calley Sentenced to 20 Years After Pleading Guilty to $650,000+ Theft, Two Other Cops Charged

Last week, retired Houston police officer Matthew Calley stood in front of a Harris County judge and said he was sorry for what he had done, but no one can know for sure if that apology swayed the judge at Mr. Calley’s sentencing hearing. Maybe it did, because the 25 year veteran could have been…


Texas Police Accused of Planting Drugs on Innocent Man: Aransas Pass Police Department Corruption Charges Escalate

What is going on with the Aransas Pass Police Department — is there widespread corruption there, as more and more news stories suggest? Consider this:  just last week, we posted about the situation involving the Aransas Pass Police Department being investigated by the Texas Rangers after Martin Ortiz ended up comatose in a Corpus Christi…


Laredo Cop Busted for Taking Bribes from Cocaine Smuggler After FBI/DEA Investigation

A Laredo grand jury indicted local Webb County Deputy Constable Eduardo Garcia this week for taking bribes. This was announced by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Houston, and it was the result of a continued investigation into cops gone bad by a joint task force of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement…