Btw, sent Sheriff Garcia a text for a comment and waiting on his response!
A Houston nightclub owner says he wants his money back after being raided by law enforcement officers twice since he opened.
Marcquette Jones says Houston police officers have been to his Third Ward nightclub – the Spice Lounge – once in January then again this month. He says on both occasions the officers, who were captured on surveillance video, confiscated his money.
Jones says the first visit cost him $34,000 and he claims the officers only turned in a portion of that money to their evidence room.
Jones says, “I thought that was the American way, you’re suppose to work hard and I did that and the cops took my money that’s against the law and that’s wrong.”
A spokesman for the Houston Police Department says they are aware of Jones’ allegations and they’re taking them seriously.
In a released statement HPD says the case is under investigation.
Quanell X called the press conference for Jones and he says he doesn’t believe the cops were on official business.
Full Statement from HPD:
The Houston Police Department takes allegations of officer misconduct seriously. We are in receipt of a complaint filed by Marcquette Jones and the case will be thoroughly investigated. Due to the on-going nature of this investigation, HPD will withhold further comment on the matter until the conclusion of the investigation.
– Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr.