DID THE HARRIS COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT LIE TO THE INSITE OR JUST DROP THE BALL!

CAN WE TRUST WHAT THEY SAY AT THE S.O.?

It was on Tuesday when I called a recently appointed spokesperson for the Harris County Sheriff’s office. I had a question regarding the recent death of Harris County Sheriff’s deputy Craig Miller. He was killed after a tragic accident here in Houston. A civilian driving the other car involved in the crash was arrested and jailed. But the Insite received a call from a reliable source who told me Deputy Miller’s blood alcohol indicated he may have been driving drunk during the deadly collision and allegedly speeding. So, like any reporter I decided to get it confirmed by the sheriff’s department. I called a spokesperson at the HCSO. That Lieutenant told me he would get back with me. I waited patiently. When he returned my call he apologized for taking longer than expected. Then he told me the information that I’d heard from a reliable source in his very department wasn’t true or couldn’t be confirmed. He told me I had to wait until the toxicology tests came back. I thought to myself, if people in the sheriff’s department are calling me with this detailed information they already have the results. But I decided to trust this spokesperson. Only two days later I get a call from my source telling me why didn’t I break the story. I was wondering what story the source was refering to. That source said the tip he gave me two days ago was now in the Houston Chronicle. I tried to explain to that source what happened. The source then told me he was gonna drop me and start calling Jeff McShan at Channel 11. I hope he was joking. But anyway, I’m just trying to determine if the that spokesperson for the Sheriff’s department intentionally mislead me or was just out of the loop. Tell the Insite what you think about this latest turn of events with Deputy Craig Miller and the spokesperson who claimed not to have any information on the blood alcohol!

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