Demand Texas Rangers Arrest Officer Brown #7047 from Austin Police DepartmentSubmitted by RobHino on Tue, 03/05/2013 - 23:37
The Texas Ranger Division is the primary criminal investigative branch of the Texas Department of Public Safety that deals with:
- Murder, robbery, sexual assault, burglary, theft, and fraud;
- bank fraud;
- theft by credit card and computer generated counterfeit checks;
- misuse of criminal history information;
- misconduct and corruption of public officials;
- threats against the governor and other state and federal officials; and
- missing persons, parental abductions, questionable deaths and unidentified bodies
It is the duty of the Texas Rangers to investigate APD for acting under color of law while unlawfully detaining Austin activist, Antonio Buehler. One officer, Officer Brown presumably, can even be heard threatening to continue to unlawfully pull over Buehler and other members of Peaceful Streets.
There's also this:
The 81st session of the Texas Legislature passed HB2086; this bill created the Public Corruption Unit within the Texas Department of Public Safety, under the responsibility of the Texas Ranger Division. The Texas Rangers are committed to fighting public corruption, as it relates to public officials, law enforcement officers, and others that hold a position of public trust. Fighting corruption is vital to preserving our democracy, protecting our borders, and securing our communities.
When's the last time the Texas Rangers arrested a corrupt cop or a corrupt politician? I think it may have been Walker Texas Ranger. What better way to restore faith in law enforcement than to make an example out of bully, corrupt cops? Start there...then work towards the State Legislature and then Congress.
Perhaps we can show the rest of the country how to deal with corrupt bureaucrats....perhaps it's wishful thinkin'.
Should you feel compelled to demand action by the Texas Rangers against the Austin Police Department in an effort to attempt to restore faith in law enforcement and local government, here is their contact information:
Texas Rangers Headquarters
P.O. Box 4087
Austin, TX 78773-0600
6502 S. New Braunfels
San Antonio, TX 78223
If you have a complaint to file against public officials in Texas, try contacting your local Texas Ranger unit. Not sure what other states do, but feel free to provide info in the comments!
Let's see if we can use the internet and our combined efforts to hold the APD accountable.