Six Shooter Junction – What happens when the files of multi-agency organized crime task forces become listening posts for the criminals? Check it out:
WHEN THE LETTER CAME, it bore tidings of a “green light” on numerous officials, including an Assistant U.S. Attorney, state investigators, and local officials.
Green light is Aryan Brotherhood’s way of ordering a “kill on sight” command for persons named in the missive. The order comes from behind prison walls and it’s signed off by at least one of five “generals” in the nationwide system of white supremacist prisoners who run their affairs as if they were not inside the prisons where they likely will stay for many years to come.
At that point, according to a criminal investigator, “I had to do my job.”
He forwarded the letter to the U.S. Marshal’s Service because it involved a threat on a federal court officer, and it worked its way up the chain of command to Washington, D.C., where it was assigned to the Joint Task Force on Terrorism.
Within a short time, federal investigators were seeking interviews with inmates throughout the U.S. prison system.
The letter came from a State Felony Jail at Travis County, and it’s interesting how its author, David Crook, a brother by adoption of Brett Crook, assistant chief of police at Woodway, wound up there.
He let the investigator know that he couldn’t do time at Hutchins State Jail, that if he was shipped there, there was an instant green light order to terminate his life.
And so, it came to pass that he was transferred to Hutchins State Jail. He immediately squawked to the investigator by letting him know his task was to green light yet another inmate within 24 hours or face the same fate at the hands of yet another inmate so commanded to take action – or else.
The intercession of a top officer of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Institutional Division – saw to his transfer to Travis State Jail.
When the letter hit the desk of the U.S. Marshal’s Service, they persuaded the investigator that he needed to assist them by going to see Crook first, to “grease the skids” for their eventual visit.
He ran into problems from two directions. First, Fire Marshal Kevin Vranich was very opposed to his visit to the Travis State Jail. Secondly, the director of a local organized crime ttask force, Fred Rhea, of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Inspector General’s office, was reportedly infuriated that Crook’s letter hadn’t been routed through his office first.
When he finally made it to the lockup, the investigator let Crook know he would be getting a visit from a man who was working for a nationwide task force focussing on terror.
Though the U.S. Marshal in checking out Crook’s story had been cautioned not to take anyone from the Woodway Police Department with him, he took a fellow federal investigator.
David Crook was allegedly so alienated, he began to feed the feds all kinds of bogus information, stuff that didn’t make much sense, and predictably they backed off the case.
After he was unable to get his cooperation as a result, he took David Crook’s brother by adoption, Assistant Chief of Police Brett Crook. While he waited in the car, Crook sidetracked the investigation, through his adroit questioning of his brother, and the net net result was it came off a dud, according to the investigator.
But that left his clambake with his brother Brett Crook, the top Woodway cop, up in the air. This is the way that situation shook out, as previously reported.
When he got out of jail, he went back to retrieve a video file he had stashed on electronic storage that reportedly consists of a depiction of the molestation of a small girl child, and the intentionally set fire that engulfed her mother’s trailer on North 19th Street in Waco that killed the woman and two of her siblings. A third child escaped the furnace through the rescue of a neighbor.
And then there was the Waco Police detective who would comb through evidence the investigator stored at the Task Force office in Waco and use it to further manipulate the actions of informants so affected by the material known to the multi-agency task force.
So far, the shake-up resulting has seen the resignation of the Waco Fire Chief, the Chief of Police, the retirement of the Waco Police Detective and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Institutional Division Inspector General’s Office investigator.