Former Dallas Cop Goes Down Again

Got word of this last night from a great Dallas police officer, and now it’s up at FrontBurner.

As boss man Tim puts it:

If you’ve been following along at home, you know that four Dallas cops sued D Magazine for libel in 2008. For those who need to catch up, you can read about how the whole deal started right here. Needless to say, we and our fine lawyers and Haynes and Boone believe the suit is without merit. Nonetheless, it drags on. We won a judgment against them. They’ve appealed. It’ll be another six months probably before we get a ruling from the appellate court.

One of the plaintiffs in the suit against us is Jeffrey Nelson, who is now known to the fine folks of Seven Points, Texas, as Police Chief Jack Nelson. Or he was until recently. Seven points is east of Ennis, out by Gun Barrel City. After a political shakeup in Seven Points, Nelson was installed as the top cop there in July 2010. But just five months later, in November, Nelson had to resign “amidst allegations that he had made a sexual and racial slur to a female officer in the department.”

Here’s my 2007 investigative story that got Nelson, et al, up in D’s grill.

I give Tim the last word since he put it so perfectly:

Our magazine has spent quite a lot of time and money dealing with the groundless lawsuit that Nelson filed against us. Reading that story from the Athens Review about the allegations against Nelson, the word “schadenfreude” comes to mind.


  1. keith johnson says:

    “Add to that, last week¹s Grand-Jury indictments of Councilman Bubba Powell, former Mayor Gerald Taylor and current councilman Tommy Taylor (not related), and you’re still not to the end of the Seven Points turmoil.”

    Sounds like the whole town’s dirty.

  2. Anonymous says:

    C’mon Garrison, we’re all waiting for your screed about how an armed populace at the Safeway would’ve saved all those lives. Whatsa matter, is there some ethical nuance getting you down?

  3. keith johnson says:

    @anonymous-guess you missed the coverage of the armed citizen that did intervene.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Didn’t do much good, did it Keith?

  5. Anonymous, shut the hell up, this is about Jack Nelson and Seven Points, not your derision of the Second Amendment.

    Anyway, it’s strange that Seven Points can’t even call a city council meeting because of the mayor, but then, Seven Points calls/refers to their police department as a Department of Public Safety, which is, correct me if I’m wrong Keith (since you wear a shield), where the fire/EMS and police all are certified to do each other’s jobs.

    Wonder if Seven Points even has that documentation available or in existence…

    Also worth noting is that our “friend” Hoskins was posting lots of garbage on the Seven Points Topix forum Web site.