DV-accused city mgr Watkins probes Chief Morrow's dv
FROM BELOW: ...The wife of Bryan Police Chief Tyrone Morrow claims the chief abused her in the past, according to an internal police report... Bryan police Chief Ty Morrow's wife said Wednesday that her husband had never abused her, contradicting statements that she made to police over the weekend when officers were called to a disturbance at the couple's home... Wednesday, Cindy Morrow said her nose was never confirmed broken and the black eye happened during sex... "It's unfortunate that a
private matterhas been made public because of my position at the police department," Morrow said... "In all honesty, I don't recall the statements I made to the police and these allegations are completely false," she wrote. "In an intoxicated state, I made statements to the police that were not true." The e-mail was sent from Ty Morrow's city-issued e-mail account, but Cindy Morrow confirmed by phone that she had written the statement and stood by its accuracy... On Wednesday [11/26/08], Ty Morrow told The Eagle that while his wife was in handcuffs, she tried to kick him and he "swatted" her, causing her to lose her balance and fall into the wall, causing the damage. ...Assistant Chief Peter Scheets, who is serving as acting chief, said Wednesday that his wife went to the Morrows' house that night because Ty Morrow asked her to come over. Scheets said that he didn't know the details of his wife's visit to the Morrows' and that she couldn't discuss it because she had been interviewed by the police in a pending investigation. Scheets said his wife's friendship with Cindy Morrow prompted the request for her visit... When asked by The Eagle on Monday [11/24/08], authorities said police had never responded to calls at the Morrows' house. On Wednesday, when asked again, Scheets said that in February an officer responded to the couple's home from either a 911 hang-up or a suspicious-person call. Scheets said he was not able to provide more information about that call... "My job is to issue transperancy whether it's [MYSELF] David Watkins City Manager or Ty Morrow Police Chief to measure that every incident that occurs in Bryan." [HOWEVER] It wasn't until last night that Watkins disclosed his [OWN] domestic dispute to the Bryan city council.
Chief Morrow denies allegations of past wife abuse
BRYAN POLICE CHIEF TEMPORARILY STEPS DOWN
Crystal Galny email@example.com
Nov 24, 2008
[Excerpts] Bryan Police Chief Tyrone Morrow has voluntarily placed himself on administrative leave until an investigation is complete regarding a weekend domestic dispute. In an memo sent to the police department Monday afternoon, Chief Morrow wrote that he and his wife had a disagreement early Sunday morning in which he called police for assistance... Chief Morrow called police at 12:47 a.m. saying he handcuffed his wife after an argument became physical. Chief Morrow told police that he didn't want to interfere with his wife's access to police and asked that officers respond to their home. Both suffered minor injuries... Both claimed the other person instigated the confrontation, and neither wished to pursue criminal charges. According to the police report, alcohol could be smelled on the breaths of both Ty and Cindy Morrow. "This is an extremely embarrassing situation for me and my family," Chief Morrow wrote in the memo. "Since this incident my wife and I have reconciled." A joint criminal investigation will be conducted by Bryan Police and the Brazos County's Sheriff's Office. Those results are expected to be completed by Wednesday and turned over to the County Attorney's Office. Results of an internal affairs investigation will be turned over the City Manager. "I want to ensure that my family and I are addressed as any other member of the community would be addressed in a similar situation," Morrow wrote... [Full article here]
BRYAN CHIEF PUT ON LEAVE
The Bryan College Station Eagle
By Kelly Brown firstname.lastname@example.org
November 25, 2008 6:05 AM
[Excerpts] Bryan Police Chief Ty Morrow was placed on administrative leave Monday pending an investigation into a family violence call that officers made at his home over the weekend... Morrow told The Eagle that his wife had too much to drink at a charity function in College Station and he wouldn't let her drive home. The verbal dispute continued at their house when she "continued to assault me" Morrow said. Cindy Morrow could not be reached for comment... Peter Scheets, an assistant police chief, initially said a sergeant within the department would investigate the situation and present his findings to the Brazos County Attorney's Office. However, Scheets later said he spoke with County Attorney Rod Anderson who suggested an outside agency help with the inquiry, so a deputy [???] with the sheriff's department will oversee the investigation with the assistance of the Bryan sergeant. The deputy will present his findings to Anderson's office. Scheets said a parallel investigation by an internal affairs officer at the Bryan department also is ongoing. The officer will file his report directly with City ManagerDavid Watkins. That it will be Watkins who will rule on the findings from internal affairs -- either clearing Morrow of any wrongdoing or opting to take personnel action -- raises a potential issue: Whether Watkins is the best city official to be making the call. Watkins had his own experience with police who were summoned to a disturbance at his house 2 1/2 months ago. No charges were filed in the case, which now is closed. Watkins said he's confident he will be objective in deciding Morrow's case. Police reports state that Watkins and his wife were involved in a verbal altercation while driving home from a reception late Sept. 11. He pulled into a gas station and got out of the car when she moved to the driver's seat and left him behind, prompting him to call a taxi, according to the report. Once at home, Watkins and his wife again were fighting and the pair got into a shoving match, Watkins said. Reached on Monday, Kay Watkins said: "Unfortunately a private matter has become public because of my husband's position. We made a mistake and have forgiven each other. David is dedicated to his work and his family and this incident is behind us." Watkins described the incident as an intense argument that his wife didn't want to escalate, so she called police. "I want people to trust that we have integrity in the process," Watkins said of the inquiry into Morrow. "I think, personally, that I'm objective enough to review Det. Jackie Maynard's analysis in the internal affairs report, but if anyone questions that, then I'd have no problem having someone else take a look at it." Mayor Mark Conlee said he has no concerns about Watkins' involvement. "From what I understand, Ty Morrow handled his situation in a professional way, taking himself out of the picture in the investigation, and I think David is just as professional," Conlee said. "If either were trying to hide something, they'd have kept the police out of it." Conlee said he will monitor the inquiry closely.
"As far as I'm concerned, the incident with David and his wife is between them -- no charges were filed and it was a private situation," Conlee said... [Full article here]
BRYAN CITY MANAGER TO REVIEW TY MORROW'S CASE
Mike George email@example.com
Nov 25, 2008
[Excerpts] Should the city manager decide the fate of the Chief of Police when both have been involved in domestic disputes? Bryan City Manager David Watkins will review the internal investigation into a domestic violence call at Chief Ty Morrow's home. However, it was a little more than two months ago that police were called to Watkins home for a domestic disturbance. While that case was not criminal and is now closed, questions are raised as to a potential conflict of interest in Watkins handling of the case. However Watkins says that's not the case and it's his job to look into this. "My job is to issue transperancy whether it's David Watkins City Manager or Ty Morrow Police Chief to measure that every incident that occurs in Bryan." It wasn't until last night that Watkins disclosed his domestic dispute to the Bryan city council. Never the less, Mayor Mark Conlee tells News 3 he believes both individuals are professionals in doing their job, and he has confidence in Watkins... [Full article here]
OUTSIDE AGENCY TO CONDUCT CHIEF MORROW INVESTIGATION
Crystal Galny firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov 26, 2008
[Excerpts] An outside law enforcement agency and prosecutor will oversee the criminal investigation into a family violence call Sunday at Bryan Police Chief Ty Morrow's home, officials said Wednesday. Authorities are not sure who will conduct the investigation or what prosecutor will review the case... [Full article here]
BPD CHIEF DENIES NEW ALLEGATIONS FROM INTERNAL POLICE REPORT
Nov 26, 2008
[Excerpts] The wife of Bryan Police Chief Tyrone Morrow claims the chief abused her in the past, according to an internal police report obtained by News Three... Cindy Morrow told officers who responded to the Morrow home Sunday morning, that there had been prior assaults, including one in February in which Chief Morrow broke her nose and gave her two black eyes. She said she didn't pursue anything at the time because she wanted to protect her husband's job, police reports said. Chief Morrow responded to the allegations Tuesday evening telling News Three that the incident his wife claimed occurred in February, never happened. Officers wrote in their report that the chief called police early Sunday morning for assistance and when they arrived, Chief Morrow was sitting outside the house holding a beer. The police chief smelled of alcohol, but police said he did not appear to be intoxicated. Morrow also had a bloody scratch across his nose... Cindy, also smelled of alcohol, but appeared to be intoxicated... Both her elbows had small, bloody abrasions on them, her shirt had blood on it near her elbow, and her wrist was swollen and cut, police said. According to police, Chief Morrow said he handcuffed his wife after she slapped him multiple times in the head and hit him in the face causing the scratch on his nose. But Cindy Morrow told a different story. She told police, the chief pushed her and threw her into several walls. Cindy said she wouldn't take that from anyone and fought back, according to police documents. She said, "Ty threw her around again like she was some common criminal and she responded by pushing him again," police wrote in the report... Police also noticed a hole in one of the living room walls, which was approximately five inches tall and 12 inches wide, reports stated. Cindy said it probably happened when Ty threw her into it, police wrote. But police noted in the report there was no evidence of sheetrock dust on her or her clothing. As for the hole in the wall, Morrow told News Three Tuesday that his wife was drunk and stumbled and fell into it. Cindy Morrow could not be reached for comment. Chief Morrow said she is currently seeking help... [Full article here]
POLICE: REPORT ON BRYAN POLICE CHIEF TY MORROW WAS LEAKED
Mike George email@example.com
Nov 26, 2008
[Excerpts] A follow up to a story we first told you about Tuesday night. News 3 reported on an internal police report we had obtained in regards to Bryan Police Chief Ty Morrow's domestic disturbance case this weekend... This afternoon acting Bryan Police Chief Peter Scheets says the version of the report KBTX obtained is authentic but he says the report has elements from two reports written by two different Sergeants who responded to the scene. Scheets says it's as if different elements had been cut and pasted together. He says the supplemental reports contained information that had at the time not been verified. Police tell News 3 the report we obtained was a leaked report. Meanwhile News 3 has learned Bryan Police are conducting an investigation to determine how the report was leaked... Meanwhile a criminal investigation is being conducted by a yet unknown outside agency. The results will be turned over to a yet unnamed special prosecutor for consideration. [Full article here]
Chief Morrows wife Cindy recants regarding domestic violence
WIFE OF POLICE CHIEF COMMENTS ON DOMESTIC DISPUTE
Joe Brown firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov 26, 2008
[Excerpts] The wife of Bryan Police Chief Ty Morrow is speaking out on a weekend domestic disturbance between the couple. In an interview Wednesday with News 3, Cindy Morrow says she was intoxicated and doesn't remember much of the evening. She says she and her husband had gotten into an argument, but she doesn't recall making the accusations that came to light in a police report. Among those allegations was a February incident where she said Morrow broke her nose and gave her a black eye. Wednesday, Cindy Morrow said her nose was never confirmed broken and the black eye happened during sex. She also said her husband had never abused her or touched her in a negative way...
THE FOLLOWING IS A LETTER SUBMITTED BY CINDY MORROW:
November 26, 2008,
To Managers and Editors of the Local Media:
I want to add my comments to the local story of Domestic Violence that you are running on my husband and me. It is most unfortunate that a very
private matterhas become the subject to such public scrutiny and ridicule, because of my husband’s position as the Chief of Police. My husband and I are embarrassed and ashamed of our actions, but insist that they are private matters that must be resolved between us.
I am astonished but yet not surprised that a police department employee would choose to release a confidential police report that had not yet been completely investigated for validity and that KBTX would choose to accept and release this document without verifying its truth. I am even more astonished by the fact that both you and KBTX reported in your news reports that I couldn’t be reached for comments on your stories. This statement is not true. No one from your news organizations ever attempted to contact me.
I want to offer the following statement regarding the incident which occurred on November 22 and into the early hours of November 23, 2008. My husband and I attended a Charity event at the Hilton Hotel. My husband was working the event and had to be there earlier than myself. Because of this, we drove separate vehicles. During the event I consumed a large quantity of alcohol. It is unclear to me how I got home or why my husband and I argued.
Once we reached our home, this argument resulted in a physical confrontation. I don’t remember much about the argument due to my extremely intoxicated state. This is very embarrassing for me to say the least. What I do remember is hitting my husband repeatedly and at some point him restraining me by placing handcuffs on me. My husband called my personal friend to come attend to me.
Upon this friends arrival my husband released me from my handcuffs. I was still in a very agitated and continued to yell. I did not know my husband had called the police until I was seated in my kitchen. The officer then interviewed me. While being interviewed by the police officer, I am told I made several allegations of past abuse to include a broken nose and blackened eyes. I am certain now, this was because I was very angry at being handcuffed. In all honesty, I don’t recall the statements I made to the police and these allegations are completely untrue.
I don’t remember much about the confrontations that took place on November 22 - 23, 2008. What I do remember is that I was very intoxicated. In an intoxicated state, I made statements to the police that were not true.
Since this event, I have been interviewed by no less than three law enforcement officials. I have stated on the police record, and I am now stating it publicly to you, that my husband is not abusive and has never abused me.
I want to close by stating that my husband and I are Christians, we are parents, role model’s to at risk children from our community and consummate professionals. This was not appropriate behavior on our part. However, I would hope that you never lose site of the fact that my husband and I are human beings and as such we have problems like everyone else. These problems are private matters that do not deserve to be publicly displayed. I am sure you wouldn’t display your personal issues in the manner in which you have displayed mine.
Chief Morrows wife Cindy recants regarding dv - full
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CHIEF'S WIFE DENIES ABUSE
The Bryan College Station Eagle
By Cassie Smith email@example.com
Thursday, November 27, 2008
[Excerpts] Bryan police Chief Ty Morrow's wife said Wednesday that her husband had never abused her, contradicting statements that she made to police over the weekend when officers were called to a disturbance at the couple's home... When interviewed by police Sunday morning, Cindy Morrow told a sergeant that upon returning home, the couple began arguing and her husband pushed her and threw her into several walls... Cindy Morrow also told officers that there had been prior assaults, including an incident in February in which Ty Morrow broke her nose and blackened both eyes, the report says. Ty Morrow said Wednesday that he had never hit his wife and that she was intoxicated the night she made the statements.
"It's unfortunate that a private matter has been made public because of my position at the police department," Morrow said.On Wednesday, Cindy Morrow refused to speak to a reporter about her statements to police, saying that a television interview hadn't captured her message fairly... While being interviewed by police, she made several allegations of previous abuse, she said in the statement. "I am certain now, this was because I was very angry at being handcuffed. In all honesty, I don't recall the statements I made to the police and these allegations are completely false," she wrote. "In an intoxicated state, I made statements to the police that were not true." The e-mail was sent from Ty Morrow's city-issued e-mail account, but Cindy Morrow confirmed by phone that she had written the statement and stood by its accuracy. Ty Morrow called police early Sunday through dispatch intake rather than 911, and two sergeants on duty responded to the couple's home. Morrow told police he handcuffed his wife to stop her from hitting him and called police because he "did not want to interfere with his wife's access to the police," according to the report. The sergeants noted a hole in one of the walls inside the residence that was about 5 inches tall and 12 inches wide, according to police reports. ON WEDNESDAY, TY MORROW TOLD THE EAGLE THAT WHILE HIS WIFE WAS IN HANDCUFFS, SHE TRIED TO KICK HIM AND HE "SWATTED" HER, CAUSING HER TO LOSE HER BALANCE AND FALL INTO THE WALL, CAUSING THE DAMAGE. Ty and Cindy Morrow both declined to press charges, and Ty Morrow agreed to leave the home for the night. Brazos County Sheriff Chris Kirk, whose office was initially investigating the matter, confirmed Wednesday that the investigation would be turned over to another agency to avoid any appearance of conflicts... Brazos County Attorney Rod Anderson, who was to review the investigation's findings, also said Wednesday that a prosecutor from outside Brazos County would determine whether charges should be filed... A parallel Bryan police internal affairs investigation is in progress, and the findings will be given to City Manager David Watkins. Assistant Chief Peter Scheets, who is serving as acting chief, said Wednesday that his wife went to the Morrows' house that night because Ty Morrow asked her to come over. Scheets said that he didn't know the details of his wife's visit to the Morrows' and that she couldn't discuss it because she had been interviewed by the police in a pending investigation. Scheets said his wife's friendship with Cindy Morrow prompted the request for her visit. When asked by The Eagle on Monday, authorities said police had never responded to calls at the Morrows' house. On Wednesday, when asked again, Scheets said that in February an officer responded to the couple's home from either a 911 hang-up or a suspicious-person call. Scheets said he was not able to provide more information about that call. Cindy Morrow said the matter was unfortunate but private. "My husband and I are embarrassed and ashamed of our actions, but insist that they are private matters that must be resolved between us," she said in her statement Wednesday. [Full article here]
To the decision makers and policy authors in Bryan - please visit www.lanejudson.com and www.policedomesticviolence.com to spare yourselves deaths, national scandal, and muti-million dollar lawsuits. You are ripe for disaster.
To the domestic violence community surrounding Bryan - do your jobs, get involved. People are trembling and unprotected. Disempowered Are you equipped? See: www.abuseofpower.info Where are the quotes from you in the news?
To KBTX - Wow. You ARE doing your job. Only by this being in the open can it be resolved correctly. Victims of officer and public official domestic violence are lost without true journalism. We need you. Thank you from the many that are unsupported, with no voice, who live in the shadows of power afraid.
Prayers are lifted for the Morrow's, their children, and everyone trying to do the right, and best thing regarding this web of potentially lethal contradictions.
Leaders lead. The mayor can't stand back - it's his city.
I believed my attempts to cover my husbands behavior were acceptable until I learned of my sons abuse at the hands of my husband. It was then that I reported his abuse to our local CPS department. I am unsure of their decision of my sons accounts at this time. I am fearful that nothing will be done due to my husbands previous standing within our community. I have separated and filed for divorce beforoe learning of my sons abuse. Once we were out of the house and away from tyrone's control my son felt compelled to share his experiences with me. I bring this forward as an opportunity to share with you the extreme distress my family suffered for an extended period of time.
Would love to talk with you on the phone - not for this blog, but for you. I'd like to make sure you've had a chance to make contact with the few helpers there are out there, bounce some thoughts, andReplyDelete
[TX] Freeport knows ex-Bryan Police Chief Tyrone Morrow's history and still want him for top cop. "It was a personal thing."ReplyDelete
i guess its back to picking cottonReplyDelete
Former Bryan Police Chief Tyrone Morrow Relieved of Duty in Freeport
Jan 29, 2013
Former City of Bryan Police Chief Tyrone Morrow has been relieved of his police chief duties in Freeport... he's been the subject of an outside investigation... allegations against Morrow were made by fellow members of the department... those accusations aren't being made public.
I see that Ty Morrow is now running for Mayor of Freeport. I guess he thinks that 9 years is enough time for people to forget. Not me. I remember the pictures on KBTX. Too many departments choose to protect their "brothers" instead of getting rid of bad seeds. My ex used to always tell me that if I ever called 911 that they would know who he was and delay their arrival and by that time I would be long gone and never found. I'm thankful that one of his family members saw through his lies and the saw the hell that lied beneath surface of our picture perfect family. We were in the neighboring county and I watched Morrow's incident unfold and I knew that my ex would be protected by his "brothers".ReplyDelete