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Report: #1492678

Complaint Review: Chrissy's Massage, LLC - College Station TX

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  • Chrissy's Massage, LLC 3001 Brothers Blvd. College Station, TX United States

Chrissy's Massage, LLC Chrissy's Massage Studios is owned by a police employee who used his position to file false charges against a vendor. It was an attempt to intimidate the vendor into forgiving Chrissy's Massage Studios' past-due bill. Charges were later dropped and expunged when documents proved he told his police colleagues several lies. College Station TX

*Author of original report: Investigation finds Chrissy's Massage Studios owner committed misconduct in role at City of College Station Police, did not properly disclose ownership

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Christopher Brannan, a manager with the College Station Police Department and owner of Chrissy’s Massage Studios is the subject of an internal affairs complaint citing “intentionally deceptive criminal acts…that are in violation of Texas Penal Code 37.08 False Report to Peace Officer…and Texas Penal Code 31.04 Theft of Service” committed on behalf of the business that Mr. Brannan owns, Chrissy’s Massage, LLC.

The individual filing the complaint was a local advertising consultant and publisher whom Brannan had falsely accused of fabricating an advertising order. The advertising order was not fabricated, the complainant had extensive documentation to prove that fact. Brannan’s business, the complaint alerted CSPD, threatened the complainant with criminal action if delivery of past-due invoices and phone calls to his business from contractors tasked with collection did not cease.





When the complainant did not kowtow to the threats, the complaint says Brannan used his relationships in the department to initiate criminal enforcement actions against the complainant for a crime that had never been committed. Ultimately, the false charges Brannan filed against the complainant were dismissed “in the interest of justice.” The false arrest that the complainant endured was permanently expunged from his record.

According to the complaint, “These criminal acts were committed on behalf of the business that Mr. Brannan owns and operates with Christina “Chrissy” Brannan, his spouse, Chrissy’s Massage, LLC. Evidence indicates that the acts were likely performed at least in part on CSPD premises. CSPD file documents affirm that they were at least in part performed during regular CSPD business hours utilizing City of College Station information technology resources, i.e. Chris Brannan’s official city cbrannan@csxt.gov email account. Given the location of some acts, a CSPD-owned computer or device was likely used in their commission.”





“Christopher Brannan’s false statements were made and affirmed with the effect of impeding the legitimate collection of payment for advertising services performed,” the complaint continues. The services performed were “pursuant to their ad order executed via email on April 19, 2016.”

The complaint contends that “because Brannan’s false statements to a Peace Officer aided in avoidance of this valid legal claim demanding payment for services ordered by and rendered to Chrissy’s Massage, LLC, the deceptive statements to his colleague, Detective Marty, were made to effect a willful violation of Texas Penal Code 31.04 Theft of Service.”

“While the firm Brannan owns failing to pay the bill is indeed a breach of contract and can certainly give rise to a civil suit,” the complaint explains, “under Texas Penal Code 31.04, that same action constitutes a criminal act: Texas Penal Code 31.04 – theft of services expressly provides that it is an act of criminal theft to: ‘intentionally or knowingly secure the performance of the service by agreeing to provide compensation and, after the service is rendered, fail to make full payment [within 10 days] after receiving notice demanding payment.’ Texas Penal Code §31.04(a)(4).”

The complaint was submitted with extensive documentation, including:

• a complete copy of the contract with Chrissy’s Massage
• ad proof emails with multiple revisions by Brannan’s company
• copy of the layout created and artwork licensed by complainant for use in the ad appearing in additional media in Bryan-College station in violation of complainants copyright
• a polygraph test affirming the complainant’s veracity

Though the false charges filed against the complainant were dismissed in light of the same evidence being made available to the Brazos County Attorney, College Station Police Department did not ask Brannan any questions at all prior to classifying the complaint’s disposition as “Exonerated.”

An additional complaint concerning Chris Brannan was sustained, or found true. That complaint pointed to a form in his file which falsely affirmed that he had no secondary employment or business ownership to disclose. Interestingly, in that case he was not found to have falsified the form (which was in his file and submitted with the complaint) but to have mistakenly neglected to fill out the form at all.

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Investigation finds Chrissy's Massage Studios owner committed misconduct in role at City of College Station Police, did not properly disclose ownership

AUTHOR: - (United States)

POSTED: Thursday, March 12, 2020

College Station Police Department (CSPD) Accreditation Manager Chris Brannan is the person responsible for keeping the department in compliance with CALEA standards. CALEA is responsible for much of the content in the department's policies and procedures manual. Earlier this year, a CSPD professional standards investigation found that Brannan himself had violated one of those policies.

The investigation stemmed from the following CSPD Internal Affairs complaint submitted by this reporter to Lieutenant Thomas Brown, the professional standards officer, upon discovering the policy violation:

The purpose of this email is to file an Internal Affairs Complaint with the College Station Police Department relating to non-compliance with CSPD and City of College Station policy requiring employees to disclose and attain approval for secondary employment.

The first subject of this complaint, College Station Police Department employee Christopher J. Brannan, has been self-employed as an owner and registered agent of Chrissy's Massage, LLC.

The second subject of this complaint is the CSPD employee, possibly Brannan's supervisor, who signed the attached form (from Brannan's personnel file) attesting that Brannan was not employed in work outside CSPD requiring disclosure on 9/27/2016.

Despite Brannan's ongoing self employment and the city's requirement that any outside employment be disclosed by the employee and approved by their supervisor, Brannan did not properly disclose and obtain approval his secondary employment.

It is documented in at least one police report filed on behalf of his business that Brannan has represented and spoken for Chrissy's Massage, LLC dba Chrissy's Massage Studios in College Station as an officer/owner. Additionally, at least two emails related to Brannan's business were sent to CSPD collegaues from his cstx.gov address.

This page of the Chrissy's Massage, LLC website also refers to Mr.Brannan's role in the business:http://www.chrissysmassage.massagetherapy.com/about-chrissy-brannan-lmt

Please investigate these violations of CSPD policy and takeappropriate remedial action.

The complaint was accompanied by the documents uploaded.

CSPD Chief Scott McCollum responded with a finding that the complaint was valid, assuring this reporter corrective action was taken:

Thank you for informing us of the concerns you had in reference to a College Station Police Department employee potentially violating policy. As a result, a thorough review of the complaint you filed on October 9, 2018 was conducted.

The results of the investigation indicate that a secondary employment form should have been completed. The issue has been remedied and we will strive to review policy and determine if any modifications need to be made. The complaint was sustained and the appropriate disciplinary action was taken.

One of the main reasons that organizations require the disclosure of secondary employment is to avoid conflicts of interest. This reporter was aware of such a conflict, submitted in a separate, more complicated IA complaint complete with polygraph evidence. That conflict of interest, which appears to employ city resources to enrich Chrissy's Massage, was the reason this reporter was going through Brannan's personnel file, obtained via TPIA request, in the first place.

It is important to note that the policy violation alleged was falsification of required government paperwork relating to conflicts of interest. The violation sustained by CSPD was omission, not falsification, of said paperwork. It's as if the document included with the complaint and the illegible CSPD Commander who signed it simply did not exist.

Brannan's misconduct wasn't just inadvertent omission. There was a signed document in his file that contained false information. In sustaining the complaint, yet denying a document's existence and a second employee's involvement, CSPD appears to be covering the true scope of their Accreditation Manager's misconduct and his Commander's involvement.

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AUTHOR: - (United States)

POSTED: Sunday, March 08, 2020

...are victims too. Report is not copied from any news article. It's just well written.

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AUTHOR: Stacey - (United States)

POSTED: Sunday, March 08, 2020

How does this pertain to you?? HOW were you ripped off?? This is nothing more than a press release period not a ripoff.

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