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Ft. Worth Won’t Prosecute Chad Gibson, Whose Head Was Bashed In By Police During Rainbow Lounge Raid

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While the Atlanta Police Department and Atlanta Eagle patrons sort out whether they’re gonna go full lawsuit on each other, some good news from Ft. Worth’s Rainbow Lounge raid: Charges against Chad Gibson, who spent nearly a week in ICU treating a brain injury that allegedly resulted from a police assault, are being dropped.

The idiotic attempt to go after Gibson for public intoxication wasn’t just a legal mishap; it was a serious mistake as this whole thing played out in public. Gibson and fellow patron George Armstrong were facing trial in less than three weeks on Class C misdemeanor charges; Dylan Brown and Jose Macias, Rainbow Lounge patrons also facing charges, will not be prosecuted either.

A result of the prosecutor’s office realizing it had a flawed case? Or them realizing that if Gibson et. al were forced to face a courtroom, then they’d drag out all the dirty secrets of the Ft. Worth Police Department (which suspended three cops) and the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (which admitted its agents violated policy)?