In Princeton, the Former Police Chief Was Harassing the Doctor Whose Wife He Was Sleeping With, Lawsuit Says [Updated]

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Former Princeton Police Chief Jeffrey Barnett
On January 22, 2013, the day his case was set to go to trial, Dr. Glen Hurlston entered a plea of no contest to charges that he assaulted his wife at their Princeton, Texas, home on the previous New Year's Day. It wasn't an admission of guilt, just a suggestion that he didn't want to take his chances with the jury.

According to Hurlston, the case prosecutors were going to present at trial was based on lies -- lies that were concocted by Princeton Police Chief Jeffrey Barnett, who was allegedly banging his wife.

It's a tangled web Hurlston weaves in the lawsuit he filed last week against Barnett (now the top cop in Kyle) as well as several other officers and the city of Princeton.

See also: Former Fairview Cop Says Chief Fired Him In Alleged Sexual Harassment Cover-Up

The lawsuit accuses Barnett of sleeping with Hurltson's wife for years, ultimately fathering a child with her, whom Hurlston unwittingly raised as his own. Since cuckolding Hurlston apparently wasn't sufficiently humiliating, Barnett directed his officers "to conduct a campaign of harassment" against him, the suit alleges.

That campaign included his domestic battery arrest on New Year's Day 2012, which was not justified and was prompted by an investigation conducted "in such a slipshod and careless manner as to shock the conscience of any reasonable person."

The suit doesn't go into detail on how Barnett orchestrated the arrest, given that he'd taken charge in Kyle eight months before, other than to say that the arresting officers knew Hurlston's wife and were aware of her relationship with their former chief.

The harassment continued, according to the suit, with threats of arrest if he didn't stop calling and texting his wife's "new adulterous boyfriend" or if he "showed his face" in Collin County. (Collin County court records show one additional arrest on June 19, 2012, for violating a protective order, a charge that was later dismissed.)

All of this, Hurlston says, violated his civil rights.

Barnett declined comment on the lawsuit to the Houston Chronicle

Bob Gorsky, Barnett's newly hired attorney, issued a statement over the weekend calling the lawsuit "a case study in what frivolous litigation is all about."

"It strains the imagination that many months after he left Princeton Jeff Barnett would be a 'puppet master' controlling the actions of a city police department," Gorsky writes. "Furthermore, By Dr. Hurlston's own admission he did not contest the criminal charge, which is telling."

Gorsky expects that the case against Barnett will soon be dismissed.

While the alleged campaign of harassment was ongoing, Hurlston says his relationship with his wife "waxed hot and cold." He continued to support her, providing money for her to take a photography course in France, but they ultimately filed for divorce.

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23 comments
ramjet033
ramjet033

Great work Jeff. You are a positive role model for sure. I have known this guy since the early 90's when he was a police officer in North East Texas. He strutted around like a pompous ass with his badge and gun.  He was dirty then and I see it continues today. Hey Jeffery, I told you that your ego would catch up to you one day... If they want dirt I can give them more.. You give professionals like me that wear a badge a bad name. You are disgrace.

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

In other news, Granville Tolliver............



ps-It's scary, once you get out of the bubble, you get these old timey cops who will eff you up. Especially, if you go east of McKinney, it's like the old south. 

roo_ster
roo_ster

I wish our various local constabularies had reputations such that this sort of accusation could be dismissed out of hand.

Admonkey
Admonkey

Wait. Did the Chron scoop a story in Collin County?

Lakewooder
Lakewooder

Just a small bump in the road for Dr. Hurlston. I'm sure he will resume practicing medicine, marry (with pre-nup) a younger woman, and retire comfortably. I see an entirely different outcome for Mrs. Hurlston.

DBX820
DBX820

You know how hard it is to find good tail in Princeton?


needtoknow
needtoknow

I think there are three sides to every story.  There is official oppression all over the state of Texas and Collin County is one of the worst doing the good ole boy system.  Is the chief taking care of the son he helped create, why would a person try to hurt the father of her children like this just get a divorce and give the children peace.  Lets see how it all turns out I bet this chief is not as clean as he wants you to think he is..

ozonelarryb
ozonelarryb

Another hero 'first responder'. Scum.

Montemalone
Montemalone topcommenter

Straight people problems...

anthony1111
anthony1111

Can you give my attorney Jim Doyle in Lake Charles Louisiana a call this is Dr Hurlston

observist
observist topcommenter

@LakewooderIf they didn't have a pre-nup, she'll be just as comfortable as him - community property and all that.

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

@Lakewooder 

Who will probably spend her waning years with 'ol Steed Lankershim, whiling away her days longingly watching QVC and dodging drunken punches in a doublewide somewhere over near Blue Ridge.

observist
observist topcommenter

@MontemaloneYeah, thank goodness gay people are immune to infidelity, jealousy, bad relationships and police abuse.

anthony1111
anthony1111

I would like to talk with you about this.

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