Waco – A Waco woman named Keri Schlasman, whose sister and two of her kids died in a mysterious explosion and fire of her trailer on N. 19th St. in 2013, forced a paradigm shift in perceptions at the Waco Police Department and District Attorney’s Office by making a simple on-line statement.
The event marks a radical departure in what has been a nagging dialog of lingering agony and disruptive speculation throughout the law enforcement community.
The worm turned a little before noon on Wednesday, March 15 when the sister of Ashley Dawn Rogers commented on a four-year-old news story that appeared in “The Legendary” describing just how a dispute between the Waco cops and the Prosecutor erupted into a full-fledged feud.
Within a few minutes, news of her defiant stand had flashed between people situated in offices statewide.
Quite simply, Ms. Schlasman publicly accused a female Waco Police Detective named Sherry Kingrey of acting to cover up evidence of just who used fire as the weapon that murdered her sister and her two kids. A third child escaped the blaze that erupted on February16, 2012. She furthermore accused the lady detective of having a close personal relationship with Delvin Maddison, a member of a prison gang named the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, who has been accused of committing the crime.
In the ensuing years, allegations of leaks from the District Attorney’s office have abounded, as well, and the resulting furor cost the Chief of Police, the Fire Chief, and the Arson Investigator their jobs.
To read the article to which Ms. Schlashman reacted, click here. http://downdirtyword.blogspot.com/2013/03/warrants-fines-led-to-car-theft-7.html
Keri Schlasman U make me sick. I bet Mrs. Kingery didn’t tell u she was running around getting computers and cell phones with evidence of who was responsible for my sister’s death. Didd she forget to mention why she was running g around getting rid of the stuff she collected? Maybe u buy that shit and why are ppl called meth heads instead of human beings? U have some nerve to post this crooked ass detective as a saint. She is a crook. And I don’t care what story u paint cause I’m bout to paint a true one. She was one of the many crooked cops that hindered my sister’s murder investigation if u want to know my opinion. And Delvin is not innocent and im bout to get an attorney and find out who I can contact over McLennan county so we can weed out all these bad cops. If u keep making me relive this nightmare over and over again I’m gonna be real stupid about it cause I’m tired of my sister death being a big joke to u sons of bitches. And ima see about this crash shit. Yall got me fucked up.
Keri Schlasman Yall wanna keep running it in my face how these killers got away with what they did and that crooked ass police bitch gets a spot light as a good cop? Hell naw. Yeah I’m bout to get real stupid.
One day after Fire Marshal Kevin Vranich relieved him of his investigative responsibilities, the arson investigator walked into the office, only to be greeted by another fireman who said, “Why are you here? You should be out setting fires?”
Curiously, former Lieutenant Kevin Fisk, who wound up resigning in the face of a Civil Service Commission inquiry into his sanity after being accused of setting unrelated fires, acknowledged that the complaints aired by Ms. Schlasman are similar to those that have been corroborated by public officials who are in a position to know, but have shied away from voicing their convictions in public. They don’t want to lose their jobs.
Fisk was the Fire Marshal’s Officer assigned to arson investigations. He followed the case from the time of the fire until the results of his findings forced him to leave his position because he had been precluded from performing any further investigations.
He responded to Keri Schlasman’s comment in this way:
“Throughout this lengthy, emotion-driven conversation, I note repetitive comments that may cause some people to question allegations publicly voiced by Mrs Schlasman.
“Having previously held the position of being the only sworn individual seeking justice for the loved ones for whom Mrs. Schlasman grieves, I have been personally approached or contacted by individuals from all walks of life having knowledge regarding the subject matter at hand. Such conversations took place with folks on both sides of the proverbial “blue line,” to notably include sworn officers, prosecutors, and elected officials.
“I personally note the overwhelming amount of collective knowledge, opinions, allegations, & experiences voiced to me over time, to support and corroborate the matters Mrs. Schlasman so bravely voiced. Bare minimum, I believe circumstances warrant this community demanding a bona fide inquiry into the matter.
“By virtue of taking a similar leap of faith and personally reporting ‘supported’ allegations of official misconduct, I’ve found myself having diminished the likelihood of ‘personally’ presenting cases for prosecution against those responsible for the murder by fire of Ashley Rogers and two of her children. That being so, it still does not relieve me of promises made to give this family no less than my very best.
“To Mrs. Schlasman, I applaud your bravery to openly voice knowledge of alleged misconduct committed by individuals afforded authority and power to ‘serve & protect’ members of this community.
“I hope and pray that your bravery will empower other individuals to come forward with supported allegations and evidence concerning this matter. I’ve been repeatedly told of oppression or fear thereof taking place, but reality dictates there is safety in numbers. If you call Mrs Schlasman’ friend,’ then do support her. If you can support or corroborate that which she alleges, then do your community and fellow citizens a favor and report it.
“A fella once told me, “If you have knowledge of wrongdoing, yet fail to report it, you’re actually guilty of helping to cover it up.”
“As my actions should by now show, that’s not how I choose to live!”
Delvin Maddison and companions allege arson by another Aryan, Myron Schanek, AKA – Shogun