Monday, January 30, 2012

Danny Diaz: Local Game Warden Fired and Still Not Charged.

Liberty Dispatch has decided to respond to questions about what has happened to this area’s longtime TDPS Game Warden Danny Diaz rather than be guilty of the kind of selective reporting much of the Liberty County media is guilty of and in order to make sure we are not part of a cover up because there are Republicans involved. The following are the alleged circumstances as we understand them that led up to and caused Danny Diaz to lose his TDPS badge.

As some readers may know, Danny Diaz’s most recent problems began a few weeks ago when he decided to pull his gun out of the holster and fire it several times up in the air in order to get the attention of some young people driving four wheelers on the sand in the river bottom. Diaz followed up his "dangerous act" by getting on his radio and reporting to the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office that shots had been fired. Needless to say Diaz’s actions caused a flurry as law enforcement responded to his call.

To date, though Liberty Dispatch’s understanding is that Sheriff Henry Patterson was encouraged to take charges action against Diaz for illegally "discharging his weapon" and "dangerous conduct" in a situation that clearly requires immediate action, no action was taken by the Sheriff even though the Sheriff arrived on scene and did not take Diaz's gun- something TDPS had to do.

To make matters worse, more recently Diaz was involved in an incident where he is now accused of trying to exact retribution. Diaz had arrested a man that happens to live near where he lives but the man wasn’t successfully prosecuted. This same man called the Liberty Police Department one day and complained that Diaz was following him and about to confront him and he did not think things would turn out very well – so please send an officer! When the officer arrived to find out what was going on he asked why Diaz was arresting the man and Diaz indicated he was just jacking with the man. Regardless of what was alleged, it was all caught on tape.

Unlike Sheriff Patterson, the people in charge of TDPS internal affairs in Austin responded quickly and Diaz was summarily fired and is no longer a game warden.

The possible problems with Danny Diaz do not end there however. Patterson and others in charge of law enforcement around here have a bad habit of allowing this kind of thing to happen and not doing anything to keep it from happening again. Unless Patterson pursues this further, Diaz could do like too many troubled officers have done around here and just move on to work for some other agency around here. If he does, Patterson’s lack of action might put people in danger and it may expose Liberty County taxpayers to a huge lawsuit if Diaz continues to behave the way he has. Henry Patterson's action clearly rise to that of a "good ole boy" mentality- all at the expense and safety of Liberty County citizens.

Unfortunately for Darla Diaz, Danny Diaz’s wife, this behavior cast a dark shadow on her bid to become the Justice of the Peace in the Liberty area Precinct 1 JP. The voters are not likely to want to put judge’s robes on the wife of someone with a reputation for retribution and they are not likely to put a gavel in the hand of someone who is married to someone who “jacks” with people, not with other good candidates on the ballot.

43 comments:

Anonymous said...

Patterson likes to hire people with reprimands, so he will not understand what you are saying in this article.

Anonymous said...

Did you really expect the man that did not left a hand to deal with the Harry Keely thing to actually do something.

Anonymous said...

If you are one of the many law abiding citizens that have had a bad experience with Mr. Diaz, you wonder how it took so long for him to get his due.

Anonymous said...

Danny Diaz is a sorry corrupt @sshole. I wouldnt vote for him or Darla Diaz for dog catcher.

Anonymous said...

I like Darla but having her there elected as JP 1 would be like having Danny "pancho" Diaz as the real JP.

Anonymous said...

Darla Diaz is as corrupt as Danny Diaz. I know them both...

Anonymous said...

If it hasn't already happened, Danny Diaz should be charged and have his TECLOSE immediately taken from him.

Anonymous said...

This is the second Liberty County game warden to be fired. Dwight Esmond was also fired when he was caught being paid by the state while recovering from back surgery and was also working for Continental Airlines as a baggage handler "throwing" baggage. He was never prosecuted AND he was hired by the Sheriff's department as a deputy. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE????

Anonymous said...

yes he is a piece of trash, corrupt and evil. he has told too many lies getting people put in jail...glad someone finally got him.

Anonymous said...

let me tell one better,the so call fire chife of cleveland,tx put a gun to two boys head handcuff them and told them he would blow their f--- heads off and get away with became he is a police .
the reason for this is because that the boys was having a spat 2 other boys
yes ,it was reported to the lso

Anonymous said...

NEWSFLASH: Tuesday 2 p.m.- I saw three ambulances (unloading gurneys, and going inside), at least 6 squad cars( including constable, LCSO, and others), and two tv crews (includes channel 13, ABC Houston) at Cleveland High school...

Stay tuned

Anonymous said...

That is true about the fire chief because te deputy that took te report, was Hibbits, and Rex Evans told him I will take care of this, u can ask for an open records reports and you will see the written statement.

Anonymous said...

Danny Diaz has a seroius problem, the least of which is Napoleanic Syndrome... I have been a cop for nearly 20 years, starting my career in Liberty, and he has always been that way. he is a punk.

Anonymous said...

Diaz sounds like the kinda guy Patterson needs to hire. Another reject lol.
Henry you let your rejects fire some really good officers over the past two years and now it is going to come back and bite you in your ass on April 3,2012.

Keith said...

LD- i posted a commment from Keith and it has not been posted - Why?

Anonymous said...

I appreciate Vanessa posting a story about how female officers are being abused by Chief Bradshaw in Cleveland.

Anonymous said...

Bradshaw is a dirt bag

.. said...

Keith, your post was all caps. We dont post all caps.

Keith said...

LD - fyi - Danny Diaz was not fired. He retired - Why don't you get all the facts before you post. Call TPWD. Danny is a good person and does not deserve this. He has helped alot of people, including our kids. - Keith

Anonymous said...

I have had problems with both Darla and Danny...
Danny for harassment, and when I tried to get something done, Darla spazzed out on me about her perfect husband.

I used to rent a house back in the same subdivision, where the speed limit on the main road was 45. He would pull over and harass anyone going over 25 mph. When I pointed out, for the third time that the posted speed limit was 45, he got VERY angry and began issuing threats. The next day, the signs were spray painted "25" over a crossed out "45". Granted, about two months latee they were actually replaced with 30 mph signs.

I have had multiple run ins with Danny, and a few of them (i would hope) would shock the hell out of his wife. Not only is he quick to anger and violent, he has a bit of a thing for *ahem* young ladies.

Anonymous said...

back to the Cleveland HS drug raid and overdoses: which school board member's family was involved THIS time??? (it's not like the last two Novembers tv coverages had a shortage, RIGHT)?

Anonymous said...

naw, just some more delinquent impact center kids (just like the 11 year old)!

Anonymous said...

I'm just waiting for the 'I heards' to blame the drug overdoses on the school, for bringing in a drug dog (after all, didn't they feel trapped, when locked down, and they couldn't get bathroom passes to flush the stuff)?

I noticed that as soon as the tv crews hit town, the school superintendent's car was gone from headquarters... (found a sudden reason that he needed to visit his fishing hole, and be unavailable for comments)

Wonder if, & when, we'll get a newsflash that one of these kids was from a school board household, as well... (two Novembers, two gang rapes, two school board households involved... Black one prosecuted, white ones- wrist slapped, news blacked out, and wink-winked.)

As you recall, the jello shots incident, a short while back, were supplied by the son of the bar operators (bowling alley in Humble area). Makes one wonder if the same scenario, supplied these pills too (or was it one of the kids from these pill mills, in town, masquerading as pain clinics? Didn't the one on College street get busted, and closed down, recently???)

Anonymous said...

http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/cleveland/news/complaint-filed-against-city-for-alleged-use-of-force-during/article_7f02bb91-4657-5f68-91fd-050691d7009d.html#user-comment-area


......the Cleveland Fire Chief can't hold a candle to the CPD Chief when it comes to craziness!

Anonymous said...

don't know about that last line's intelligence, because one of those chiefs hasn't shot himself!

Anonymous said...

O' but you're so wrong...Bradshaw more than shot himself with his stupid decisions recently.

Anonymous said...

coming from the person he shot at i can honstley say he did not shot in the air. he shot close enough to my foot where i could feel sand blow up on my leg. i dont know where they got that false statment from.

Anonymous said...

im glad someone finally got diaznd a is no longer a game warrden he is nothing but a bulley it ashame that it took so long for him to finally get his badge taken away and im sure he didnt retire he probably took that offer r to make himself and his wife that is running for judge look good well all i have to say is i wont vote for her and i hope she losses

Anonymous said...

I don't know for sure if Diaz was fired but he should be. I was there the night he fired his gun at two 17yr old kids because he needed thier attention. I was there with the 4 liberty county,2 dayton and 6 game wardons for surronding counties be questioned for 3 hours at the top of the hill. Both victims had to meet with the internal affairs from Austin. Diaz is a punk and needs a reality check.

Anonymous said...

Diaz rushed to Austin and retired just before the pink slip was to be delivered

Anonymous said...

The comments have been both about Danny Diaz and Cleveland. That got me to thinking that if he chooses to stay in Liberty County, I can't think of a better cesspool for Danny Diaz than Cleveland. They deserve each other.

He was an awful game warden. I have never gotten any citation, and I really think highly of several of them I know. He just ain't one of them.

Anonymous said...

Im 21 not 17 but you are right we did have to sit on The hill for 3 hours while I gave a statement over what happened and they did come from Austin to talk to US .witch I still dont understand why they said he shot in the air when I felt sand fly up on my leg from him shooting at my feet. I mean if it was the other way around I would be locked up forever but nothing happens to Diaz just fired? Really?

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Anonymous said...

Dear Liberty Dispatch,
I have been keeping up with your local blogs for about 2 years now and have set back long enough without saying to much. I have 4 children and was looking for something for them to do when I found out about Brenda Myers and her organization the Community and Children's Impact Center. I know this is blogging and any one can committ however hurting someone with lie's is just aweful.
When I first heard about her organization one of my boys was having drug problems on the verge of suicide. We joined this organization and became involved. After about 6 months of being in the group my son light just switched back on. He loves the programs and especially the events. If it not for that group of caring people there is no telling where my son would be today. I too had heard and read some things about Mrs. Myers in the paper and not sure if it was true or not I still needed help for my son. I started checking things out about her organization. I called the IRS and their filing was perfect and have raised lots to help the children. I was very impressed. I then started checking out her credentials to my surprise she had won "The Walmart Community Grant, Recognition from Congressman Ted, Poe, Halliburton's Home Town Hero Award and her a her youth group got a petition started to get all the drug bongs taken out of stores in Cleveland and the City Council Passed it with a new ordenance. I have watched this group personally for 2 years now and the daily hard work and dedecation to the cause is impressive.
I would like to ask you to please write a story or put my post up as a story to at least give the respect to this lady and her organization for what they do for our children and community. We know who is doing the postings he is a very ugly man and does this to every one. We only want justice for this kind lady who gives of her heart every day. We the community have seen this group do amazing things. She does not allow alcohol, drugs or misconduct during her events. Please post their web-site so people can be their own judge www.impactcenter.vpweb.com instead of allowing one crazy annyomous commenter be the judge.
Sincerely,
Cleveland Mom

Anonymous said...

Cleveland mom: There's also 20 men on trial whose only mistake was running into the Impacts' eleven year old. You might want to consider that.

Anonymous said...

danny has messed and haressed me and my friends, for bogus charges and is as corrupt as they get and,told me i needed to get off his sand bar im glade you and so many others came forward but he is the biggest liar ive ever meet!! his wife is a liar too

Anonymous said...

Cleveland mom: ""and does this to everyone""??? What a whopper!
You might want to check your math, there.
(seems that you can't tell any more truth, than the website, or the group leader, that you touted.)

Even Santa Claus has to omit the naughty ones, because he doesn't have time for everyone.

Likewise, we, in the media, would love to cover every story on the planet (and do that 'to everyone;') but we don't have that kind of time, either.

However, you had your twenty seconds of fame (and feeble attempt to discredit the truths, told and exposed on LD.) Enjoy.

Anonymous said...

Game Wardens---last summer a friend was on lake Livingston with his wife and a group of kids. A woman game warden came over to check them out, and ran into his pontoon boat. It caused a lot of damage to his boat, and came close to throughing them overboard. She refused to accept any responsibility for her actions or the damage to his boat.

Anonymous said...

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA *takes breath* BWAHHAHAHAHAHAHA

That man is EVIL and thank the Good Lord his superior's superiors finally learned that.


Liberty County Sheriff's Office and Kenefick are corrupt and they forget that the State of Texas has its eyes upon them.

The Kenefick judge will tell you straight to your face not to challenge a ticket because she GUARANTEES you'll lose a jury trial in her kangaroo court. Kenefick cop pulls people over outside his jurisdiction to "jack" with them (and hopefully collect any and ALL money they have on them) (and the judge appears to have full knowledge of this!).

This is all true so help me God but no way am I going to tell anyone about it.

Oops.

There's a class action 42 USC Sec. 1983 case on the horizon for both Kenefick and Liberty County (the statute prohibits anyone 'acting under color of law' from violating the civil rights of U.S. citizens...hope Liberty County and Kenefick citizens like paying the millions in damages sure to be awarded. :(

Anonymous said...

I know the truth I have watched, observed and participated in The Impact Center events. The person who continues to post these things is the ones who needs to have their head examined. If you believe this guys crazy post than you are the ones losing out. This group is making a huge difference. What does the 11 year old girl have to do with anything, there are many children in our community that have severe problems and everyone just ignores it and would not attempt to go out on a limb to help them. Are you saying because these people tried to give the 11 yr. old something positive to do and tried to give her choic's that it is their fault? You can not blame these people for the actions of a individuals own personal choices. It is awful when you have nothing better to do than pick on a group that is trying to help. Most people who not have the courage to get involved with problem children. My hats off to this group for being brave enough to stand up to the awful people putting them down and having nothing better to but gossip. These people may not be perfect but they have done more than most in the community. The little girl and those boys made their own decisions it did not have anything to do with the Impact Center. Mrs. Myers keep up the good work and don't let these crazy critics get you down. I don't think you really care what they think cause your not stopping are you?
You have lots of supporters!
Cleveland Mom

Brian Sean Diaz said...

to the one who is crying about the charges that Daniel Diaz slapped you with, you got what you deserved but caling him a liar that makes it personal, you don't talk down on my family and get away with it oh and im no cowerd my name is Brian Sean Diaz and i wear that name with pride.

Anonymous said...

To: Brian Sean Diaz,
Come on down to the 283rd District Court of Texas today. Watch dozens of citizens testify to the horrible things danny diaz did to them. Suck it up. Diaz is headed to prison. Being a constant liar is the lessor of the charges against liberty's best fighting rooster owner. Danny diaz was a really good rooster man. And it stops there. Diaz would corrupt a snow cone stand insside of 15 minutes. One useless bad name on America. wear your name with pride as you travel to visit him in prison. Sounds like you are going to end up just like him. It's said birds of a feather flock together. danny and darla should be made to explain how the cash wages earned at the VFW were reported on their tax returns for years. if i lived next to the diaz clan; i would sell to the first bidder and move away. trash

Anonymous said...

this poor hispanic game warden.sounds like he was trying to discipline a town full of red neck hicks that cannot even spell. Please remove the white hoods from your faces folks and god bless you danny. i bet danny even served in the military compared to these idiots