Saturday, August 6, 2016

2015 Hit-and-Run Accident Death Reveals Ineptitude, Corruption by Cameron County Justice System Including DA's Office, BPD and Division of Records

Ralph Tipton
Ralph Tipton is profoundly sad, incredibly hurt, but most of all, mad as hell, about the death of his wife, Mary, on February 28, 2015 in a hit-and-run accident and the mishandling of accident by the Cameron County District Attorney, bungling of the accident report by the Brownsville Police Department, silencing by reassignment of the BPD detective originally assigned to the case and, even, refusal to share legally mandated records by the Cameron County Department of Records.


Mary Tipton, Found Dead in a Ditch on FM
803 Within Sight of the Hit-and-Run Driver
Marisa Govea's Home
At every turn, Ralph Tipton, has been stifled, stymied and squelched in his effort to get to the truth of his wife's death and the justice of adequate prosecution of the person responsible.

On July 28 retired reporter Emma Perez-Trevino shared this much on her Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/staremma.pereztrevino/posts/997962970316951

Detective Thomas Clipper,  Told
to "Stand Down & Stay Out" of
Hit-and-Run Case.  "Let the DA
Handle It!"
Since Emma shared that report, Mr. Tipton contacted us seeking further help in getting his complete story out in his pursuit of justice for his wife.  He also shared dozens of pictures of the vehicle that struck his wife, pictures of his wife at the crime scene and other tape recorded and written evidence. 





The hit-and-run driver came to be identified as
Marisa Govea Hernandez, Hit-and-Run Driver
Marisa Govea Hernandez, the mother of a Cameron County Deputy Sheriff. Her house is in eyesight of where Mary Tipton's body was found, but her son, a Cameron County Deputy Sheriff, according to Tipton, unethically spoke for her, giving a largely misleading and totally inaccurate report of the accident to the Brownsville Police Department. He claimed his mother had hit a skunk and incorrectly stated her direction of travel.  



Height of Damage to Suspect's Vehicle
We will not presume at this point to know the entire story, but we will do our best to find out why this case was handled as it was.  

According to Mr. Tipton, efforts have been made to keep him out of the process every step of the way.

As stated above, there are many elements of this story.  We will endeavor to isolate the individual stories within the story in subsequent days.

29 comments:

  1. Time to call the Texas Rangers DPS?

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    1. They have already been contacted....useless :(

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  2. This is the kind of story that makes you think long and hard about the safety of citizens in CC. A lot of reporters have heard this story and want to go public and then SILENCE. NO ONE WILL DO A PUBLIC STORY ON IT. I don't know if its because a deputy's mother is involved or there is something else but honestly this is one for the books. I saw this on Erasmo.. A lot of people are upset and I myself have called in and no one does a thing. You are the first one to talk about it and I'm surprised. Mr Tipton needs justice! Our present sheriff needs to be removed for not doing his job and DA Guzman as well. This is ridiculous! That detective Clipper needs to resign.. He's a disgrace! Lastly I want to thank you Mr Barton for having the balls to speak and report this story. My heart goes out to the Tipton family.

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    1. Why would the detective have to resign? The story says that he was told to stand down and stay out and forcibly reassigned?

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    2. Exactly....why would you call for Det. Thomas Clipper to resign? It's uninformed comments like these that can have a profound effect on good cops. In addition, who the heck is DA Garza? One could only hope Det. Clipper could have some remedy to hold you accountable for slanderous words.

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    3. Slanderous words stfu ,this family is desperate to find the truth with this cover up how would you feel if this was your loved one dummy.Clipper is in the thick of this bullshit he and many others should be put under oath in this travesty of justice. according to the writer the women who allegedly ran the poor lady over her son's are a deputy and other son Brownsville firefighter .how ever you look at this you can't hide the truth with lies Jesus is always watching you all and some will pay with these falsehoods DA,police detectives,chiefs,lawyers,sheriff good luck with your souls

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  3. Lucio and Clan need to be removed from office this next election! But it won't happen. My guess is he and all the other deputies will continue there. You can't win with these people smh

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  4. Maybe everyone needs to flood the phones of the APD, DA's office, Sheriff's office, DPS, and the Rangers until all the facts are out. People need to be held accountable for their actions, and also those who think they can use their authority as being above the law!

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  5. Very sad! You the citizens of CC are were this needs to start with. VOTE THIS SORRY DA OUT. As long as YOU the citizens continue to vote him this corruption will continue..If this were YOUR family member you would want Action so STAND UP FOR what is RIGHT and vote is sorry BUTT OUT!

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  6. You need to go to Tipton's FB page. He is now attacking Clipper. I have enough one on one experience with Clipper to know he is not trustworthy. It is time the FBI target Clipper for tampering with evidence.

    From Tipton's FB page "Clipper had the three day video of the incident. He told me he could see flashlights where my wife's body was located. That would show that someone knew she was there. Later he changes his story and says he never mentioned flashlights. Now some where between the DA and Clipper the video goes from 3 days to about 50 seconds. Oh and look what comes up deputy idiot admits being at the location looking for a body. He told the officer his mom had no idea where it happened."

    I totally believe Tipton. So Clipper is removed from the case after evidence is allegedly altered. And Clipper changes his story according to Tipton. We all know Saenz favors Victor Cortez. Saenz runs cover for this Sheriff deputy's mother, and who gets the blame?- Sheriff Lucio. Who benefits Victor Cortez? There is clear corruption from the Chief, to Saenz, and to Clipper. No matter how you look at this the fact Lucio has taken no action seems to prove someone other than Lucio is running his officer, which is not good. Only Victor Cortez will benefit from this.

    But we need to demand an investigation of Clipper for the missing evidence. I have no reason to doubt Tipton especially when I look at my one on one experience with Clipper.

    Bobby WC

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  7. Like everything. . Everyone has their story & will say it to their convince!

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  8. All this has to do with money! Mr Tipton had stated in his past Facebook post how he was sorry about mistreating his deacese wife! The point here is that is Mr Tipton looses the case, he won't get compensated for her death!
    3 days missing... is there a missing person report? Why was she let alone walking on a roadway with no sidewalk & in the middle of the night on a cold & rainy day? Did Mr Tipton kicked her out and told her to leave walking? We the PEOPLE need to see facts in both sides! It's true right.. you don't know what you have till it's gone.

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    1. Doesn't matter what happened in his marriage this has something to do with someone killing someone then running away, didn't even stop to help her and then calling her son's to get out of this crime fking bullshit

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  9. OOOooOoOoOOO Pd has aloy of skeletons in the closet sheriff dept as well has it's share of skeletons in the closet. That's justice in Cameron County. Puro corruption and u scratch my back I'll scratch yours. Imagine how many stories more or less horrific as this.

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  10. Thats bullshit !!!!

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  11. Mr. Tipton i have been reading your story and your posts on FB , you seem to contradict yourself a lot. At some point you stated that she was sick and that she was going to go get a phone card at the stripes, how would you know that? Where, where you when this happened? if she was sick was she on some medication? And if it was raining, cold and dark why would she go walking for a phone card when she could've used the phone from the hotel or ask for one?

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    1. Objection; misleading questions; this doesn't change the course of suspicious actions of the manner the investigation was carried out by the Cameron County Justice System.

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  12. Just yesterday or today a Brownsville pd supervisor son and friend drove into the refuge by the Palo Alto battle field and guess what didn't happen to both of them? That right nothing neither of the got arrested for DWI.

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  13. All of this does not Matter, her health and marriage is not the issue people..The on going corruption in CC is the issue. The Dirty DA and his little puppets. You vote him out and you Knock out the Puppet master.. It all starts with you the citizens cast your votes get him out and the puppets will fall. Start by Voting all the sorry SOB 's Out..

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  14. Mr. Tipton needs to forward this story to a national news reporting agency to do an investigative report on this, light a fire, get the Feds involved, a civil rights violation, like they did with the KKK.

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  15. People we should stay focused on the actions taken that night when Govea hit Mrs. Tipton. She should have stopped and rendered aid....period that us the law

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    1. Wasn't it reported? It was

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    2. I believe it was reported

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  16. Denle dinero al muerto de hambre! Es todo lo que quiere!

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  17. I believe this is simply a way for Tipton to collect some sort of compensation. Tipton is a MAJOR con-artist and has a great history of it. It saddens is to know that this young lady is no longer with us, but don't believe all that Tipton says. He contradicts himself many times.

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    1. Anonymous; My son is telling the truth about this case. He has had a lot more patience than I would have. I know to well how corruption works and how foolslike yourself turn into zombies and support it. I will give my name, Anonymous, Bruce Fielding Tipton, professional writer and former international newspaper columnist, and present Priest. Look me up on Google and call me dishonest.

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    2. Maybe the driver was drunk so she didn't stop to check if she would have check she wouldn't be dead

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    3. I thought they said at the beginning after the accident that it showed a passages in the car with hernandez, why wasn't that person mentioned

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    4. I thought they said at the beginning after the accident that it showed a passenger in the car with hernandez, why wasn't that person mentioned

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