Friday, November 21, 2008

I think the letter says it all!

My name is Paula Claborn Henderson, and I am the widow of Deputy Constable Frank Scott Claborn (EOW 2-19-04). I found out in May 2008 that rather than support my late husband, Constable Hickman's own deputy, he chose to write a letter to the parole board on his killer's behalf. Sickening, isn't it? Not only that, but he is also the campaign treasurer of Patricia Fincher Harless. Scott's killer was Donald Lee Fincher, Jr. Notice any similarities? When interviewed by Channel 2 News in Houston, the assistant DA said that Constable Hickman supported Scott's killer getting probation!!!!!! I need help desperately. I made a promise to my son that I would seek justice for his father, and that includes everyone who worked behind the scenes to sabotage the justice system. If you know anything at all about this situation, please feel free to post it on this blog. If you don't feel comfortable doing that, then please contact the DA's office directly. Thank you so much for anything you can do to help. I promise you will remain anonymous.


pat said...

I would like to comment on this matter. First of all, when I read the letter, I could not believe that a Constable would betray his own deputy. And second, wanting parole for the guy that killed Paula's Husband & Tanner's Daddy? This guy does not deserve parole, and then to find out that this Constable was also the Campaign Treasure of Patricia Fincher Harless??? OH MY GOD. What kind of a Constable would want to do this to his own Deputy???? What happened to HONESTY, LOYALTY, & RESPECT FOR MANKIND.

lindsey said...

i agree that he is showing to be one of the ones wearing the badge & taking his position for granted. is that saying that any other person can go out & commit a first time "accident" & get away with it? i think not, he would try to look like the good constable & try for the highest punishment-unless its another "family friend". and what good is it that his office is keeping a "close" eye on him, he will just get off again!!!!!!!

Paula Claborn Henderson said...


A Harris County Precinct 4 deputy constable has been accused of falsifying training records -- the fourth deputy constable from that department to be recently charged with a crime, KPRC Local 2 reported Wednesday.
Capt. Cecil Lacey was charged with tampering with government documents.
In March, Deputy Michael Serges was indicted for aggravated sexual assault of a child.
In February, former deputy Eric Spiller was sentenced to 14 years in prison for having sex with a 16-year-old girl.
And in October, a supervisor, Capt. Tim Cannon, was indicted for tampering with evidence.
"In these incidences, it was found out, investigated and passed along to proper authorities," said Capt. Paul Staton, with Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office.
The head of the Precinct 4 Internal Affairs Division said charges against two of the officers were sparked by internal investigations and that the four criminal cases out of a force of 400 officers is not an indictment of the entire department.
But county commissioner Jerry Eversole said he believes it does indicate a management problem.
"I think it goes back to a management standpoint. Does it start with (Constable Ron) Hickman? Damn right, it does. Does it go into the second layer of management? My opinion it does," Eversole said.
He said county commissioners do not have authority to tell Hickman how to run his department, though the commissioners control the budget.
Eversole said ultimately it is for voters to decide.
"The voters have the answer to any elected official," Eversole said.
"And I don't see this as management failure at all. I think these are conscious decisions by adults that know better and chose the wrong path," Staton said.
Hickman was elected to head Precinct 4 in 2001. He is the former deputy constable and a Houston police officer.

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I copied this from someone else's blog, but I remember this statement very well and want to comment on it. As Capt. Paul Staton stated, these were conscious decisions by adults who should know better. I agree wholeheartedly BUT it especially applies to Constable Ron Hickman. He has yet to be held accountable for anything he's done that he would normally fire deputies for doing. Case in point, the whole Tim Canon and allegedly destroying evidence. Only one person would benefit from that evidence being destroyed and that was the constable's ex-wife's friend who was arrested. Tim Canon would not have benefited. It wasn't his friend. So who do you think ordered the evidence destroyed and why hasn't that person been charged yet? Once again this is proof that Constable Hickman does not support his own deputies when they are assaulted or killed on the job. If you are a friend, you get a free ride to do what you want to his deputies. Sad, isn't it?

As for the consable, after all the public statements he made after Scott was murdered that his department would take care of us like family, in almost five years he has yet to pick up the telephone and check on Tanner to see how he's doing. In fact, we quit going by his office to visit because we were definitely made to feel unwelcom. Very few officers take the initiative to contact Tanner and offer to do stuff with him. After we found out he had been lying to us and was actually supporting Scott's killer, it all made sense. He ought to be ashamed of himself because Tanner has done nothing wrong and wants to follow in his daddy's footsteps and go into law enforcement. All Tanner is seeing right now is dirty politics, and I have to explain to him that not all people are like ron hickman.

Also, Ron Hickman keeps claiming that he didn't ask for the killer's early release and that he wrote the letter at a time he would normally be getting out of prison. WRONG!!! He was released 16 months before his sentence ended.

Another interesting side note, it came out at the trial that Scott's killer has continued to drink since being released from prison, a violation of his parole. When I offered to fax a copy of the killer's testimony under oath to that effect to his parole officer, his parole officer jumped all over me for calling in. Excuse me, but I thought I had that right as the victim of the crime! Absolutely nothing was done about it even though his killer testified UNDER OATH to this fact. He should have been sent back to prison for breaking parole, but he apparently has the right connections that have so far kept him from returning to prison. It is absolutely shameful how dirty politics have played into the murder of my late husband.

Jennifer said...

I would like to say that it is beyond me to even comprehend why a constable would betray his deputy. On top of that, betray Scott's widow and son by doing what he did. I agree with Pat, what did happen to Honesty and integrity????? It is almost to the point where you can't even trust law enforcement at all to help protect and serve the public. If any john doe would have committed these same crimes, he/she would still be serving time. I can't believe the "special" treatment that Fincher has received due to the "political and family" relationships. What does that also say about Politics? Can we really trust the political process? We have a constable just taking advantage of his role.