Thursday, May 22, 2008

Update--Officer McBreakfast Taco

So, to keep you updated on the ongoing saga of Officer McBreakfast Taco who tried to intimidate me off the roads on my training route, I received a response to my letter to his boss the constable. Chief Deputy Constable David Wood wrote me and said:

Dear Mr. [Real Lawyer Name]:

This department received you certified letter, dated May 7, 2008 on May 8, 2008.
Thank you for reporting the incident that occurred on FM-149, April 19, 2008. Our department will investigate this matter and take whatever action we think necessary.
Should we be of any assistance to you int he future please do not hesitate to call (281-356-3883).
Thanks again for calling this issue to our attention.

Very truly yours,
Chief Deputy David Wood
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If the letter is sincere, then great. They're investigating and they will act. However, knowing the manner in which Texas law enforcement prioritizes the rights of cyclists (i.e., it doesn't) I am not taking for granted that a proper investigation will be completed or proper changes will be made to departmental policies.

So, I wrote another letter, to stay at the very top of their to do list and to keep my agenda driving the train:

Chief Deputy David Wood
Office of Montgomery County Constable, Pct. 5
31350 Friendship Drive
Magnolia, TX 77355

Re: Deputy Constable Harassing Cyclists, April 19, 2008 on FM-149

Chief Deputy Wood:

Thank you for your letter dated May 14, 2008 concerning the above-referenced incident and the decision to investigate it. I will be expecting to hear in the very near future concerning what is being learned in the investigation, what if any conclusions the department reaches, and what if anything the department intends to do.

I trust, for example, that the deputy in question has already been identified by this point. As such, I would expect (as I referenced in my first letter) to be informed of the deputy’s identity as soon as it is known. If it is not yet known, please inform me what if anything has been done to determine it and what information I could provide to assist that inquiry.

Please respond at the earliest opportunity with this information. If there is an investigator that I should contact directly, please include that in your response.

As you referenced in your letter, the Constable’s office may well “take whatever action [it] think[s] necessary” as a result of the investigation, but I alone will determine whether the investigation and its outcome are adequate. I will likewise take the appropriate actions if they are not.

Very truly yours,

[Real Lawyer Name]

: David Hill
Montgomery County Constable, Pct. 5
31350 Friendship Drive
Magnolia, TX 77355

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We'll see what happens. I'm not going away, and I'm obviously not going to stop riding.


Flatman said...

You are a badass.

TriSaraTops said...

Good for you.

Don't let them try to red-tape and file-folder this. I know you won't. :)

Spokane Al said...

Wow - you are a pitbull!

Kevin said...

Way to tell them who's boss. It shall be interesting to see what happens

Bigun said...

And here Nytro thinks she can intimidate you! Well, actually, I'd still be skeerd if I were you. Nytro's above the law.

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

um, if I need a lawyer, can I call you?

Supalinds said...

Dude, I would not want to mess with you. Even if we do see eye to eye.

Kim said...

i will NEVER fuck with you. xoxo

stronger said...

Yeah, letter in response sounded like a total blow off. Way to apply the pressure.

TWRunner said...

Thanks for following up with Chief Deputy Wood. Hopefully, your letter will spark an actual investigation.

a.maria said...

a slew of profanities are running through my mind aimed at this constable's office.


CoachLiz said...

Dang it!

I won't be able to do that brick with you this weekend to see if we can coax Officer McBreakfast Taco out of the woods again. I will just have to wait for your updates.

I am working on more poetry, but I am in a time cruch right now so just hang tight.

Alili said...

Wow! I, as well as my law student hubby, am impressed.

SWTrigal said...

OMG-there are still "officers" out there like that? Unbelievable! good for you for fighting back!

Stef said...

Yes! Way to stay on them. Thanks for the update.

monica said...

BOO.YA. i hope by now, officer mcbreakfast taco has got dropped his own mcbreakfast special in the ass of his pants!!!