Three TABC Agents Fired Over Raid on Rainbow Lounge


The hammer has come down on seven officials involved in the late June raid on the Rainbow Lounge gay nightclub in Fort Worth, Texas which left one man in the hospital with injuries. Three of the officials have been fired.

The AP reports: "The Texas Alcoholic Beverage
Commission says agent Christopher Aller and agent trainee Jason Chapman
were fired Friday. Both participated in the June 28 raid at the Rainbow
Lounge. Their supervisor, Sgt. Terry Parsons, wasn't at the bar that night but also was fired, effective Sept. 2. Two other commission officials also were disciplined. Fort Worth District Lt. Gene Anderson will be suspended without pay for three days and be on probation for six months. Capt. Robert "Charlie" Cloud received a written reprimand."


  1. Bill says

    A lot of good news for gay people coming out the last two days. Keep moving forward, keep pushing for progress. We have a lot of work to do. Firing these police officers sends a good message that illegal, discriminatory actions are not acceptable.

  2. Gregus says

    @ Doug Berman

    No chance. I think *they* came down too hard on the poor guy they put in hostpital causing intracerebral hemorraghing.

    They got what they deserved, and it’s nice for once to see an appropriate reaction.

  3. Paul R says

    Actually, Anon, I think they did the firings because there’s going to be a wave of lawsuits against the department and they wanted to get in front of it and look chastened. Still, it’s a good response.

    Ignore anything Doug Berman says. He comments solely to piss people off. Towleroad seems to attract that type every few months.

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