Monday, June 19, 2017

POBRECITO SAN BENITO RECORDINGS GATE SCANDAL



By Fernando del Valle
Staff Writer
Valley Morning Star

SAN BENITO — The city might be closer to disclosing findings of its investigation surrounding Police Chief Michael Galvan’s private recordings of conversations downloaded from the police department’s computer system.

Tomorrow, city commissioners are expected to meet in closed session with City Attorney Ricardo Morado to discuss the “police chief’s leaked records,” the meeting’s agenda states.

“We’re just going to review whatever they found,” City Commissioner Esteban Rodriguez said, referring to the internal investigation.

“They’re going to bring us up to speed.”

Earlier this month, commissioners called for the investigation into Galvan’s recordings of private conversations with city officials including commissioners and police officers.

Nearly 500 recordings were apparently downloaded from a public server at the San Benito Public Library and distributed to individuals.

The recordings apparently focus on conversations whose topics include police officer cases and citizen complaints.

Meanwhile, Officer Guadalupe Andrade has requested the city reopen the sexual harassment case she filed against Galvan about two years ago, when he served as assistant chief.

In a May 31 letter to commissioners, Andrade wrote the recent disclosure of Galvan’s private recordings show former Police Chief Martin Morales agreed to dismiss her sexual harassment case to protect Galvan.

Galvan’s recordings reveal an hour-long conversation with Morales in which Morales agrees to “keep it to himself and that no one needs to know” and “this could blow up in our faces and ruin our careers and positions,” according to Andrade’s letter. In the recording, she wrote, Morales tells Galvan, then assistant police chief, that Morales will “help him out.”

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is very interesting. To me those sneaky private recordings have the capability to blow that little town in half. And I bet lots of people will get exposed and I am sure they don't want that. Hopefully a true INVESTIGATION is conducted for the sake of that town.

Geronimo Pena said...

San Benito is a meaningless little fucking anthill. A cockroach from Brownsville could come eat it up. LOL

Diego Lee Rot said...

Private conversations should always be whispered in the receivers ear while the stereo is blasting. I saw this in a movie

Anonymous said...

Oh Galvan.... your recordings will soon be on the Internet..... hehehehehe!!

Anonymous said...

Morales.... time to give up the Pastoral Religious role you play.... your high blood pressure and anxiety will be kicking in soon. and the Great man upstairs knows and is watching you Martin. I would tattoo that prayer of salvation on my forearm read it every day when I wake up. Your day is coming as well. Every night that you go to sleep you need a push your shoes way under your bed so in the morning you kneel down and pray that Your conversations with Mikey Galvan don't come out that day.

Anonymous said...

Michael Galvan trying to be Forrect Whitaker from the movie Street Kings? Tssk Tssk Tssk.... SMH.

Anonymous said...

Poor Mrs. Galvan walking around at her HCISD job while all the staff are talking about her dumb chief of police husband. SO SAD....

Anonymous said...

Hot of the press citizens of the City!! Hahahaha!! Today, at 5:30pm-ish , Chief calls out a vehicle with an expired sticker by a Stripes Gas Station and request an officer to go swing by his location (so that officer with a marked patrol car can give them a citation) and NOOOOOOOOO-Officer goes by. He even requests an officer from the other side of town and still......NOOOOOOOO-officer goes by. LMFBO!! You are joke Michael Galvan!! Hit the bricks Michael Why don't you go and talk to the media again and change your story around. Oh..... to late you already did that when you lied and informed the media that you Aaaaaaaand other officers record to bolster police cases. (When you haven't done a case since 2011) You michael are a SAN ben-Idiot.

Proud Liberal said...

@diego lee rot

reminds me of Daves "NOT HERE"!

Anonymous said...

fuck you, Diego ! Post your juvenile nonsense on your dad's blog, pendejo.

Anonymous said...

We shouldn't shame San Benito when Cameron County sent a number of computers off to the "pulga" with the names and addresses of thousands of local citizens....and perhaps even social security numbers....but does anyone know the depth of that "fuck up"????? Just indicative of the stupidity and poor management in local government.

Anonymous said...

Under the San Benito new ethics ordinance why is the mayor,city attorney and the city manager not included in the definition of CITY OFFICIAL ?

Anonymous said...

It's gonna be okay Chief Galvan and X- Chief Morales. Just CLICK YOUR HEELS TOGETHER THREE TIMES AND SAY THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME AND YOU'LL BE THERE.

rita