TABC completes investigation into Dallas club, former Cowboy Josh Brent

Dallas County Jail
Friday, August 2, 2013 - 1:01pm

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) has completed its investigation into the incident that occurred on December 8, 2012, involving former Dallas Cowboy player Josh Brent.

TABC investigators found sufficient evidence against Beamers Private Club, 2443 Walnut Hill Lane (Permit #N719325), to allege selling
alcoholic beverages to an intoxicated person as well as conducting practices that promote excessive consumption by patrons. TABC has the authority to fine, suspend or cancel a permit if it is found, following an administrative hearing, that an employee sold or served an alcoholic beverage to an intoxicated person.

Former Dallas Cowboy Josh Brent is facing intoxication manslaughter charges for a crash that resulted in the death of teammate Jerry Brown. TABC will not be moving forward with the administrative case against Beamers Private Club until the conclusion of the criminal case against Brent.

In response to an open records request, the agency is asking for an Attorney General opinion to determine whether the report is subject to the Public Information Act. Therefore, TABC is not releasing the investigation report to the public at this time.

Created in 1935, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is the state agency responsible for inspecting, supervising and regulating every phase of the business of manufacturing, importing, exporting, transporting, storing, selling, advertising, labeling and distributing
alcoholic beverages, and the possession of alcoholic beverages for the purpose of sale or otherwise.

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