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Jesse  Diaz, President   8127 Bruton Road, Dallas, Texas 75217    
Office: (214) 381-7777  Cellular: (214) 228-6778


To: All Media Outlets/General Community

From: Jesse Diaz, 8127 Bruton Road, Dallas, Texas 75217

Date: September 4 , 2003

Subject Dallas Police Fake Drug Scandal (REVISED)

Much is coming to light about Terrell Bolton's leadership, or lack thereof, during his term as police chief.  I would like to shed some light on what I now consider a shameful episode in the leadership, or lack thereof, of Dallas LULAC Council 4496 because of our duplicity with Terrell Bolton.

When news of the fake drug scandal came to light, ex-Chief Bolton asked our Council to not engage in protesting the scandal because, in his words,
"It will hurt the Latino officers and the high-ranking Latino officials I have promoted within the police department.

Our Council now regrets we agreed to participate in this duplicity by remaining silent and not advocating in a timely manner for full disclosure and justice for the innocent victims of this atrocity at the hands of some within the Dallas Police Department (DPD). Our council's intention was to allow for the FBI to complete their investigation at which time we intended to address this issue. However, over a year has elapsed and the FBI has yet to complete it's inquiry into this matter. Shame on us and shame on ex-Chief Bolton for engaging in the denial of full disclosure of failures within the DPD that allowed the fake drug scandal to occur. 

Dallas LULAC Council 4496 now vows to our community that we will never again remain silent in the face of gross injustice regardless of who is implicated. We do not believe in the hypocrisy of justice for "Just Us." From this point forward, we pledge to always advocate for justice, fairness and equality, and we vow to never again remain silent when innocent people are being persecuted and prosecuted by those in authority.

That said, our council supports Dallas District Attorney Bill Hill's request from the DPD to disclose to his office all DPD information that indicates whether the DPD has hired any officers who committed crimes of moral turpitude. While some elected officials and community leaders may view this request as an affront, our council's focus from this point forward will be to prevent another fake drug scandal that will not only affect innocent persons but also save the stakeholders of the City of Dallas their hard-earned tax dollars.





  Ward politics is the Devil's key to the soul of the city council.  It is how some council members got themselves in trouble in the past.  It is the bait that will get others in trouble in the future. 4/6/8