Brian's "side' of the story....
Video Vigilante Arrested
2/10/05 -- I am being bombarded by media representatives wanting a comment regarding my recent arrest and the flow of disinformation coming from the OCPD and DA Lane's office.
It certainly would not be advisable for me to address any specific allegations until (1) I finalize obtaining legal counsel and (2) have actually been charged with a crime and know the details of those charges.
The important thing to know is that my actions have shown that I have dedicated over nine years to fighting and exposing the negative effects of street prostitution on the community. My efforts have been praised by city leaders, the media, citizens and even DA Wes Lane himself.
In my nine years, not a single complaint has been brought to my attention by the Oklahoma City police or other law enforcement agencies. Not a single citizen has publicly complained about my efforts to impact prostitution. Not a single criminal charge or law suit has resulted until now.
Where did these allegations first stem - From the wife of a "John" (Russel Franklin) who I had arrested for engaging in oral sex with a known prostitute in the parking lot of a local bingo hall.
Who did the DA's office choose to work with at tax payers expense - The wife of a busted "John" and a known prostitute and pimp that they allowed to continue working the streets of South Robinson. Do these sound like credible sources without a hidden agenda to you?
Keep in mind that these recorded conversation were "set-up" and the topic proposed by the prompting of a prostitute at the direction of police and not me. While the content of the conversations is now coming into question - what must be kept in mind is my motives during those conversations. Most important were my actions (or lack thereof) after the conversations.
The timing of my arrest was by no coincidence. After the Jan 24 taped conversation it became obvious to the police that I actually did not want any further contact with the prostitute in question and simply told her things to appease her. The police even provided her with my telephone number in hopes of entrapping me into actually doing something illegal. All of her attempts to contact me or otherwise coerce me were ignored. The police realized I was not going to do any illegal actions and fearing their case would fall-apart they decided to arrest me. You will note there is no mention of ANYTHING from my Jan. 24 conversation actually coming to fruition or containing a grain of truth after that conversation took place.
I anxiously await when I can come forward and publicly address each and every question. I feel confident that when the complete truth is revealed I will be vindicated.
My deepest regrets are that this has negatively impacted my efforts to positively impact street prostitution, has distracted DA Wes Lane from actually removing prostitutes from the streets and has shown that when citizens actively and publicly criticize DA Wes Lane and the Oklahoma City police department they will become the targets of investigation.
Do I believe he is guilty? Yes, but he will have his day in court to prove his innocence