INTERNAL INVESTIGATION SHOWS SEVERAL LAPSES IN SECURITY AT GOVERNOR’S MANSION!

CAMERAS DIDN’T WORK, A TROOPER WAS BUSY ON HIS COMPUTER AND FIRE DEPARTMENT CALLED 19 MINUTES AFTER BLAZE BEGAN!

It was back on June 8th when part of the Governor’s mansion was gutted by an intentional fire. Nearly two months later investigators with Texas State Police have released their internal investigation. The Insite read the report and it shows a list of security lapses and some State Troopers who didn’t know exactly what to do if an alarm went off at the facility that was currently under construction. According to the internal probe the trooper on duty the night of the fire was busy working on his computer. He did however say he would frequently monitor the video surveillance system at the mansion. A system the investigation found had seven cameras that were not working. The report also indicated a person was captured on video at 1:27 am on the morning in question throwing a Malotov cocktail at the mansion but the trooper on duty didn’t notice the camera until he heard alarms at 1:35 am. The trooper was apparently still working on his computer during his four hour shift. That trooper then called his headquarters at 1:42 am. A DPS communications operator then called the fire department at 1:46 am…That’s 19 minutes after the fire started and two minutes after a citizen called 911. There’s no word if any disciplinary action has been taken by DPS against the trooper and those involved. The full report can be viewed at the link below:

http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/director_staff/public_information/pr072808.pdf