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Remembering Jim Guidry Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership
Galveston County
Galveston Municipal Police Association
News Release
Saturday, June 18, 2011

The GMPA has learned that Charles Wiley declared the ethics complaint against him "bogus" and that he has rescinded his resignation for the second time. Attached you will find radio traffic confirming the allegations that on duty officers were used to guard properties that were listed with a city council member. Click Here

The properties are located at 26th and Seawall and 33rd to 35th and Seawall. The recordings are from Nov 4, 2010 during the Lone Star Rally.

We are also unable to find the calls for service regarding illegal dumping for the properties as claimed by the chief to justify using tax payer resources.

There is also a recording of a supervisor speaking with a dispatcher about relieving one of the officers from their position on the property. The supervisor is unable to send relief due to the fact that all other officers in the vicinity were out of service on other calls.

The GMPA believes this to be a misuse of GPD personnel and resources in violation of the city ordinance listed in the ethics complaint. The recordings clearly show that Officers were unable to respond to calls for service and were ordered to only guard the council member's properties. The decision to give this special treatment resulted in what we believe to be a serious reduction in the ability of the police department to protect the city during a special event.

The Galveston Daily News received this information several months ago through an open records act, but chose not to report it. 

The GMPA is interested in revealing the truth so that our citizens can stay informed. The GMPA did not and will not use "bogus" information. It's time that those in positions of power be held accountable for their abuse of public resources.

Michael Gray
GMPA President

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