HPD: WE CAN’T COMMENT ON AN ONGOING INVESTIGATION – OH, YES WE CAN!

COMMENT OR NOT TO COMMENT – THAT IS THE QUESTION!


When Mayor Bill White first launched his investigation into Sergio Gonzalez – the Safe Clear tow truck driver who managed to get approved for a pocket license despite recent convictions – HPD told the Insite it was too early to give any statements on an ongoing investigation. Gonzalez is the driver who was allegedly speeding and crashed into an elderly couple – they died at the scene. The police department said at 4:15 pm Tuesday they weren’t going to make any public statements. In fact, a spokesperson Nate McDuell told the Insite it was too early to know what was “true in the (Mayor’s) allegations”. Less than 15 hours later HPD chief spokesperson Capt. Dwayne Ready was on television explaining the investigation. I wonder what happened overnight to get Ready and the department on camera – and does this mean it’s no longer an ongoing investigation. And Insiders say it’s obviously not that difficult of an internal probe because city hall staffers have been dropping the name of the hearing officer or HPD legal staffer who approved Gonzalez for his license since Tuesday afternoon. Those folk say all it takes is pulling Gonzalez’s file to see who signed his appeal approval into the Safe Clear program.