Why did undercover Austin Police Department Detective Shannon G. Dowell provide material support for an activist protest that resulted in them being charged with a felony in Houston?
Shannon G. Dowell appears before Judge Joan Campbell regarding his involvement in the Occupy the Ports Action in Houston.
August 27, 2012
THE WITNESS: Yes, ma’am.
THE COURT: I’m going to ask you to raise your right hand.
having been first duly sworn, testified as follows:
DIRECT EXAMINATION BY THE COURT:
Q. What did you bring in response to the subpoena?
A. I have a little note that I made regarding a meeting that I had. I’ve got a note I made here regarding a meeting, it’s two copies of it, Judge. I brought a thumb drive that had photos that I lost en route.
Q. You lost it in and or out? What does that mean?
A. En route to here.
Q. En route?
A. Yes, while I was coming here.
Q. So it fell out of your car?
A. Probably my pocket. I would imagine it’s in the gutter in front of the hotel I was in.
Q. You stayed in a hotel in Houston last night?
A. Yes, ma’am.
Download the full Court Transcript here. Undercover Detective Shannon G. Dowell explains why he brought so little evidence with him to Judge Joan Campbell.
Also good, this one is about the undercovers still being embedded
and a sketch of butch