By LeaAnne Klentzman
Well, it finally happened! We been tell’n ya it was happen’n and now, here it is!
Monday as candidate for Precinct 4 Constable Trevor Nehls and one of his “other” brothers arrived at the New Territory polling place in the Randall’s parking lot, they caught a glimpse of that controversial DVD made last year by the chief deputy. You remember, the DVD about child predators and internet safety that features chief deputy Craig Brady on the front with his leg hiked up so you can see his boot badge. You remember because that photo has been on billboards, in newspapers, magazines and in our mailboxes. It is the same DVD that even featured he and his bride on the back using their Christmas card photo.
Yes, that same DVD, the one that has been hidden away in a dark corner of the evidence room since last year when it went public that $25,000 of confiscated dope money was used to pay for, what appeared to be, political advertising for chief deputy Craig Brady. To our knowledge, that predator DVD has not been circulated since; that is until yesterday when it was lying on the table inside the “Brady for Sheriff” booth at the New Territory polling place.
Interestingly, and a tad telling, was the Sheriff’s captain’s behavior as the Nehls brothers approached the electioneering area. As they walked up, the Nehls’ watched one of the captains scooped up those DVDs off the table and put them in his truck.
Begs the questions, why? When Constable Candidate Trevor Nehls asked what the DVDs were and if he could have one, the captain initially said sure, but did not proffer one. Then later in the day, as they were clearing to leave, Nehls again asked for the DVD, then the captain refused, telling Trevor he would have to ask Craig. However, prior to the Nehls’ boys arrival –the Sheriff’s captains were freely providing them to the public.
Guess a Sugar Land police officer, candidate for constable, and longtime county resident does not qualify as their “targeted” public. In the end, if either of those Nehls’ wants a copy of that publicly paid for DVD, they will have to get it from the chief deputy,
Don’t forget, those DVDs were paid for with monies awarded to the Sheriff’s Office from the courts to be used in the protection of the citizens of Fort Bend County, not the personal slush funds of the reigning deity over at the Sheriff’s Office. Can government monies, confiscated or not, be used to produce a product used for political gain?
We told ya this was coming – is it just dumb or is it criminal? Only a lawyer would know.