Two Ex-TABC Agents Warn: Don't Expect Much From That Apology or Internal Investigation
Both Smelser and Capt. David Alexander, a retired TABC officer who supervised all agents in the 48-county Dallas region, cited several occasions in which they said Steen directed the outcome of agency investigations, including:In the words of Mr. Sulu, "Oh, my."
An incident in which Steen ordered a case against a Dallas club owner charged with a license violation dropped. "The club owner was a relative of State Sen. Royce West, who called me about the incident," Alexander wrote.
Steen didn't dispute the account but described the case as an extremely minor one that didn't merit action against the licensee.