Former TABC agent arrested on improper recording charge in Fort Worth

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by MONIKA DIAZ

WFAA

Posted on December 27, 2012 at 11:34 PM

FORT WORTH -- Former Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) agent Martin Herrmann is out of jail, but he's facing a charge of improper photography or visual recording.

Fort Worth police arrested the 50 year old Wednesday night. News 8 has learned the alleged victim is a 24-year-old woman.

"All we can share is that it occurred within our city, and due to the nature of this particular investigation, we will not provide any other additional information concerning the location,” a Fort Worth police spokesperson said in a statement.

While investigators won't say where the alleged crime happened, we do know they are checking the possibility of more victims. News 8 went to the suspect's home in Fort Worth seeking comment, but no one answered the door.

According to the TABC, Fort Worth police notified them of their investigation on November 20. The following day, the state agency launched its own inquiry to determine if Herrmann violated any work or conduct policies.

Herrmann was placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcomes of both investigations. Several days later, Herrmann was fired.

"Herrmann was terminated from employment with TABC on November 28, 2012, for refusal to cooperate with TABC's investigation,” said Carolyn Beck, TABC’s Director of Communications and Governmental Relations.

Herrmann started working for the TABC in 2005. He has no history of disciplinary actions or complaints. According to his LinkedIn page, he previously worked with the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Carson County Sheriff's Department.

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