Ft. Worth police suspend work with TABC

July 3, 2009 5:49:32 AM PDT
Fort Worth police have temporarily stopped working with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. Police Chief Jeff Halstead's decision comes nearly a week after several Fort Worth officers helped some TABC agents inspect a gay bar where one man suffered a severe head injury.

The TABC has said the man was in the custody of one of its agents -- and has started an internal investigation to find out exactly how he was injured.

Halstead said he wants to learn more about the events early Sunday at the Rainbow Lounge, and about the historical relationship between the TABC and his department.

Halstead also said he'll make sure officers are trained for dealing with different groups, specifically the gay and lesbian community.

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