Corpus Christi police chief accused o...

Corpus Christi police chief accused of rape

There are 21 comments on the The Brownsville Herald story from Apr 27, 2007, titled Corpus Christi police chief accused of rape. In it, The Brownsville Herald reports that:

Corpus Christi Police Chief Bryan Smith said Monday he is taking time off to fight an allegation that he raped a woman over the weekend. via The Brownsville Herald

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dotie born in TX

Hoboken, NJ

#1 Apr 28, 2007
Now; I have heard everything. Hopefully the allegations are false. It would be sad if our justice system is corrputed to that low point..........what else is new?
Texas Expatriate

Köln, Germany

#2 May 13, 2007
Why isn't that low-life in jail awaiting the results of the DNA-test which will either exonerate or incriminate him.

Are all accused rapists allowed to remain "at large" and take paid vacation at taxpayer's expense in order to prepare their case? What about the danger of Mr. Smith suppressing evidence or intimidating the victim while free at large?

Anyone else would be sitting in jail, so why is he receiving special treatment? That says all about the (in)justice system in CC. Shame on them!

I would advise the victim to send the DNA-samples to an independent laboratory (outside of CC) without anyone knowing about it and have the results sent to her attorney to prevent anyone obstructing justice.
Texas Expatriate

Köln, Germany

#3 May 14, 2007
So why isn't Brian Smith on the CC-police dept. sex offender's database?

Bwahahahaha
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Woodway, TX

#4 May 19, 2007
dotie born in TX wrote:
Now; I have heard everything. Hopefully the allegations are false. It would be sad if our justice system is corrputed to that low point..........what else is new?
Even if the guy is not guilty of rape the guy has consensual sex with someone his attorney said has had "mental issues". Since he got engaged to someone else just days before the mayor should fire him for his behavior. Or can the mayor of Corpus Christi Henry Garrett stand tall? Be a man Garrett. Fire Smith now.

I guess it is possible that the mayor is one of Brian Smith's drinking buddies too. ;-)

Don't be surprised if the corrupt sleazy system in Corpus Christi sweeps this one under the rug and this guy gets off with special treatment.

Corpus Christi is sick society.
dotie born in TX

Hoboken, NJ

#5 May 20, 2007
Naw! If he is gulity, he will be made an example to the others.........just some hindsite. I'm looking at my crystal ball..........and its saying "very intresting"..........just ice will be served.
More of the Same wrote:
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Even if the guy is not guilty of rape the guy has consensual sex with someone his attorney said has had "mental issues". Since he got engaged to someone else just days before the mayor should fire him for his behavior. Or can the mayor of Corpus Christi Henry Garrett stand tall? Be a man Garrett. Fire Smith now.
I guess it is possible that the mayor is one of Brian Smith's drinking buddies too. ;-)
Don't be surprised if the corrupt sleazy system in Corpus Christi sweeps this one under the rug and this guy gets off with special treatment.
Corpus Christi is sick society.
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Woodway, TX

#6 May 22, 2007
dotie born in TX wrote:
Naw! If he is gulity, he will be made an example to the others.........just some hindsite. I'm looking at my crystal ball..........and its saying "very intresting"..........just ice will be served.
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Justice will be served? In the Corpus Christi cesspool? The grand jury meets this Friday and expect a Corpus Christi sized cover-up. Why do you think that Corpus Christi is such a dump? Not because the mayor and local government want to improve that city. Education there is zip, police protection a joke and the city leadership is out chasing skirts or getting drunk.

Raise the bar in Corpus Christi? Have you heard of the dance called the limbo? How low can you go?

I don't think we've seen the bottom of that sleazy city.
dotie New Jersey

Bronx, NY

#7 May 23, 2007
True; there are rotten apples everywhere. I believe that justice will be served though......being corrupt can only live so much.........after a while citizens open thier eyes wide open.........I bet we are going to be surprised when the Grand jury meets. I will keep my ears and eyes wide open. Hopefully....I'm not a suffering from the Peter Pan syndrome.
More of the Same wrote:
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Justice will be served? In the Corpus Christi cesspool? The grand jury meets this Friday and expect a Corpus Christi sized cover-up. Why do you think that Corpus Christi is such a dump? Not because the mayor and local government want to improve that city. Education there is zip, police protection a joke and the city leadership is out chasing skirts or getting drunk.
Raise the bar in Corpus Christi? Have you heard of the dance called the limbo? How low can you go?
I don't think we've seen the bottom of that sleazy city.
Texas Expatriate

Köln, Germany

#8 May 24, 2007
Sounds like a party town...
No really, it seems like CC is a real sodom and gomorrah.
More of the Same wrote:
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Justice will be served? In the Corpus Christi cesspool? The grand jury meets this Friday and expect a Corpus Christi sized cover-up. Why do you think that Corpus Christi is such a dump? Not because the mayor and local government want to improve that city. Education there is zip, police protection a joke and the city leadership is out chasing skirts or getting drunk.
Raise the bar in Corpus Christi? Have you heard of the dance called the limbo? How low can you go?
I don't think we've seen the bottom of that sleazy city.
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Woodway, TX

#9 May 25, 2007
Texas Expatriate wrote:
Sounds like a party town...
No really, it seems like CC is a real sodom and gomorrah.
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Party town? I hear that Brian Smith is having an incitement party at the Executive Surf Club. No designated drivers or clothing required. HA! HA! HA! HA!

I heard the city owes that guy almost $90,000 in pay. Is that true?

Oh I wish there would be justice in that place but I think it must be one of the most corrupt cities in the United States. I guess we wait and see how sleazy and corrupt Corpus Christi really is.

I heard that they are running the grand jury lacking one juror. How did that work out? I was told that the always meet on Thursday but they met on Friday. It has all the markings of a typical Corpus Christi cover-up.

Where in the world is Brian Smith on vacation? Some beach in Mexico?

Do some research. Texas means corruption. We have Billy Sol Estes, the Hunt Brothers and of course Enron. Why do things like this always happen in Texas?
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Hewitt, TX

#10 May 25, 2007
Like I said, it is corruption and I'm not surprised at all. This is why Corpus Christi is Corpus Christi. Here is your brain. Here is your brain on Corpus Christi:

http://www.caller.com/news/2007/may/25/accuse...

Any questions?
Mike

Woodway, TX

#11 Jun 3, 2007
Here is the agreement to keep Brian Smith. What a model of leadership. Only in Courpus Christi Texas!!!!

A suspension agreement signed by Smith and Noe requires a consultation with a psychologist within 10 days and to continue treatment until released by that doctor. It also says he may not drink alcoholic beverages “to excess in public,” and must submit to random alcohol testing for five years.

Can you see the cities of Boston, Los Angeles or Seattle doing something so stupid????
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Waco, TX

#12 Jun 4, 2007
Here is a supporter of Brian Smith:

RECALL Melody Cooper!

http://www.caller.com/news/2007/may/11/petiti...

http://www.kiiitv.com/news/local/7108241.html

http://www.kristv.com/Global/story.asp...

Yep! Let us all forgive and forget.

Creepy!
JLH

AOL

#13 Oct 23, 2007
The Bryan Smith saga is just one more sign of the internal corruption that has INFECTED corpus Christi , along with unethical hiring practices paying off officials and the good ole boy system is why cc is going down the tubes.NOTHING WAS DONE TO HTIS CREEP.
The Truth

San Antonio, TX

#14 Nov 12, 2007
I should dig for stories a little more. I found out about this Caller Times effort to find out the dirt on Brian Smith records search.

http://caller.com/news/2007/jun/23/attorney-r...

They requested the documents but Brian Smiths attorney fought to prevent the release and according to the newspaper.......

"Caller-Times attorney Jorge Rangel has sent a supplemental letter to the Attorney General's Office, arguing that documents related to the Texas Rangers' investigation involving Police Chief Bryan Smith should be made public, given his status as a high-profile public official.

The letter, sent Friday, was in response to letters from Smith's attorney, Tony Canales, asking that the documents requested by the Caller-Times on May 30 not be released because the contents would cause Smith embarrassment and harassment. Canales also contended, in a June 20 letter, that the requested documents are protected as "material subject to grand jury proceedings."

I support the Caller Times on this one 100% 1000% The information should be released to the Caller Times.

Did he take a polygraph or did he invoke his right and refuse? Ask him at the next public meeting Caller Times! See if he gets shifty-eyed.

Go Caller Times. Go for the gold on this one. You can do it.
Bestsy B

San Antonio, TX

#15 Nov 13, 2007
The Truth wrote:
I should dig for stories a little more. I found out about this Caller Times effort to find out the dirt on Brian Smith records search.
http://caller.com/news/2007/jun/23/attorney-r...
They requested the documents but Brian Smiths attorney fought to prevent the release and according to the newspaper.......
"Caller-Times attorney Jorge Rangel has sent a supplemental letter to the Attorney General's Office, arguing that documents related to the Texas Rangers' investigation involving Police Chief Bryan Smith should be made public, given his status as a high-profile public official.
The letter, sent Friday, was in response to letters from Smith's attorney, Tony Canales, asking that the documents requested by the Caller-Times on May 30 not be released because the contents would cause Smith embarrassment and harassment. Canales also contended, in a June 20 letter, that the requested documents are protected as "material subject to grand jury proceedings."
I support the Caller Times on this one 100% 1000% The information should be released to the Caller Times.
Did he take a polygraph or did he invoke his right and refuse? Ask him at the next public meeting Caller Times! See if he gets shifty-eyed.
Go Caller Times. Go for the gold on this one. You can do it.
Someone had a suggestion to ask the D.A. Carlos Valdez if he asked Brian Smith to take a lie detector. If not, WHY NOT?

In the meantime are there any journalist out there who'd like to stick a camera in Carlos Valdez's face and ask him that question. Be brave now. Remember what you learned in your journalism classes. A journalism student at Texas A & M could make a name for themselves by exposing something here. Any takers?
Ken

San Antonio, TX

#16 Nov 13, 2007
More of the Same wrote:
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Justice will be served? In the Corpus Christi cesspool? The grand jury meets this Friday and expect a Corpus Christi sized cover-up. Why do you think that Corpus Christi is such a dump? Not because the mayor and local government want to improve that city. Education there is zip, police protection a joke and the city leadership is out chasing skirts or getting drunk.
Raise the bar in Corpus Christi? Have you heard of the dance called the limbo? How low can you go?
I don't think we've seen the bottom of that sleazy city.
The prophet has spoken and it came to pass.
sam

San Antonio, TX

#17 Nov 14, 2007
Ken wrote:
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The prophet has spoken and it came to pass.
and how!

Can't Brian Smith hire a couple of these lie detector people on his own? Seems like it would clear his name once and for all. If it were me and I knew I was innocent I would do it and pay for it myself. If it cost a few thousand to clear my name I would do it.
sks

Edroy, TX

#18 Jul 15, 2008
He is the same as any other man. He volunteered the info. that they had consentual sex, so that the presence of his sperm, would not indicate he raped her. I think he got drunk, started thinking about her, and went to her house, and things got out of hand. If I were his "newswoman girlfriend" I would no way stand beside him. I would hope that he went to jail like anyone else that has done what he has done. There is no telling what else he has done, and it was covered up, too!!!!!
justice served

Cotulla, TX

#19 Jul 15, 2008
He did not rape her. As much as I don't care for the chief I know he did not rape her. This ex gf of his is a little off in the head. What she did to him was wrong.... BUT....he kind of provoked it because he called her to look at the tv news the night he propsed to his fiancee. She flipped and I am guessing the allegations were a payback for what he did. He is no saint and I am sure there are better officers up there that can make a better difference to the police department. However, he did not rape this girl.

I hope he is concentrating more on hiring more officers soon. The 15 that were just hired is not enough for a city that is infested with crime. He needs to put his babies (DPOs) back on the streets doing patrol. We do not need them right now. Great idea but they are not neccessary at this moment. We have more gang members and drug dealers in this city than we do cops and that is sad. How about beefing up the departments that handle drugs and gangs?
the truth

Corpus Christi, TX

#20 Jul 17, 2008
justice served wrote:
He did not rape her. As much as I don't care for the chief I know he did not rape her. This ex gf of his is a little off in the head. What she did to him was wrong.... BUT....he kind of provoked it because he called her to look at the tv news the night he propsed to his fiancee. She flipped and I am guessing the allegations were a payback for what he did. He is no saint and I am sure there are better officers up there that can make a better difference to the police department. However, he did not rape this girl.
I hope he is concentrating more on hiring more officers soon. The 15 that were just hired is not enough for a city that is infested with crime. He needs to put his babies (DPOs) back on the streets doing patrol. We do not need them right now. Great idea but they are not neccessary at this moment. We have more gang members and drug dealers in this city than we do cops and that is sad. How about beefing up the departments that handle drugs and gangs?
you are so right bro

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