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Sunday, August 09, 2009

Texas Agents Faulted In Gay Bar Raid

"The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission agents involved in a June raid at a Fort Worth gay bar violated agency policies and face disciplinary action, says an internal agency report released on Thursday, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram . The 32-page TABC document details what transpired on June 28 when agents and Fort Worth police officers entered the Rainbow Lounge to conduct a bar check. The controversial operation on the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots resulted in six arrests for public intoxication and the hospitalization of one patron, Chad Gibson, for one week with a head injury," reports Julie Bolcer. "According to the report, agents Christopher Aller and Jason Chapman violated TABC policy because they participated in the operation without approval, failed to follow bar inspection procedures, failed to report using force against patrons, and failed to report a patron was injured, among other reasons." READ MORE

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