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Texas police chief who called beauty queen a ‘Black b—-‘ resigns

Carmen Ponder (Photo credit: Twitter – @CarmenPonder)

The Texas police chief who allegedly called a Black beauty queen an epithet abruptly resigned Monday following the fallout after the arrest in May.

The mayor of Commerce, Texas, announced Police Chief Kerry Crews had resigned during a city council meeting where the law firm that conducted the investigation presented its findings, Fox4 reported.

Carmen Ponder, who was crowned Miss Black Texas 2016, accused Crews of calling her a “Black b—-” outside a Walmart and for allowing his 14-year-old daughter to drive a vehicle.

The 23-year-old was charged with evading arrest on May 20, but the charge was later dropped.

Ponder claimed she was wrongfully arrested because of her race, but an investigation by the city of Commerce concluded there was “no evidence that the arrest was racially motivated,” a news release states.

As previously reported, Ponder was on her way to a Walmart when she encountered a vehicle that was driving erratically. The person in the driver’s seat of the swerving vehicle was the police chief’s 14-year-old daughter, who was reportedly getting driving lessons. A frustrated Ponder whipped her car around the vehicle and then parked in the Walmart parking lot. Crews, angered by Ponder’s action, followed Ponder to Walmart and began peppering Ponder with profanity. Ponder said Crews shouldn’t have let her underage daughter drive, which is illegal, and Crews allegedly said “whatever, Black b—-.”

After Ponder left the store, a Commerce police officer confronted her and said the person she was arguing with was his police chief and demanded that Ponder apologize to the chief immediately. When Ponder refused, she was detained and charged with evading arrest, although the charge was later dropped.

In a statement ready by the mayor, Crews acknowledged he was wrong. He said he resigned over the “stress and burden” of the job.

However, as a sort of consolation prize, Crews will be starting a new job as Commerce’s city manager.

“This is an exciting time to be in Commerce,” Crews said in the statement, according to the station. “I am excited to continue to be able to contribute to the city in this new role.”


  1. SAMUEL on June 27, 2017 at 10:53 am

    I think that if the police chief doesn’t learn from this and take an anger management course, he’ll have problems as Commerce city manager.

    • Mason Youngblood on June 27, 2017 at 12:16 pm

      His azz is definitely on notice…

  2. Mike Gee on June 27, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    #privledge wins again…man it must be nice to be you dont ever have to be held accountable for anything! As long as someone that is the same is over the win! Man thats gotta be a great life to live!

    • britishrose on June 29, 2017 at 9:25 pm

      your right he wins cause , them city officials didnt want to pay this girl , if they can prove he is eligible for another high job well he must not be a racist , its hard getting other racist to identfy a illness they also have . whites who feel they are not racist are usually racist cause if you dont even believe it exist you are definanatly part of the problem. so azz hole board with whites on it , decided to give this loser big redneck bastard a job., no respecting this victim at all , your a victim is your thrown in jail for not appologizing to a redneck? really ?
      he should have written her an appology letter and resigned from all jobs he is not qualified to be on no job , if he believes a black woman is a bitch. hiring him want change his mind, would a company hire a person who fail a drug text? well this is the same thing

  3. Arbitr^rY^[email protected] on June 27, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    watch ya mouth…that is all.

    • mjpicc on June 27, 2017 at 3:40 pm

      Watch your mouth, bitchass Cracker! White mofo’s got mouth on paper!

  4. william murphy on June 27, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    The x chief really looks like oinker. He’l wind up at some other Texas sh*thole redneck police department

  5. britishrose on June 29, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    you better believe he is a part of some texas clan organization from east texas where they manifest, this is the exact mindset of a texas law enforcement, they are monsters without that uniform which they for get to take off their mask when they off from work , texas was one of the last 3 states to giwe up slavery and they still bittter over it .. its real scary tryng to live in texas sandra bland, was the ultimate example ..this woman was just a sandra bland and she better move the hell out of texas cause she gonna have a bullet on her head , they will hunt her down and it will be when she least expect , cause her situation shed light on a lot o other cases of blantant racism from off duty cops , who else gonna treat someone like that

  6. britishrose on June 29, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    this is the way white reward a racist, the same way they give severance pay to officer who kill, nice right ? he get to go to a higher level job with more power for hm to exercise his racist behavior so what do you think his daughter will learn? to be a racist too . the punishment didnt fit the crime at all cause if he was ablack chief telling a white woman shes a bitch, his azz would be serving soup in jail . i promise you american whites are the most mentally challenged on earth . its only in america a white is allowed to be this racist and get away with it ,, in england france spain china even you better not mess with a citizen like this . he though she was a average black woman and young too . . rude awaking is what he got . texas is like that whites rule there lots of hating whites , and go to dallas tx , the most racist city, still living in the 50s black and whites rarely live in the same areas , and the police chief is straight red neck . the blacks are like run away slaves , they will not hire black from dallas area , reason so many black males born there are in prison by 30. its a epidemic of inprisoned blacks there , and a lot more blacks on death row than any state would allow . houston is the same not as racist , but east texas , little towns between dallas and houston is , back to the 50s they still hanging nigro in east texas , thats where james bird was dragged by to whites , and alfred wright was kidnapped and balls cut off , in 2013, its horrible and this red neck is who runs texas justice system

  7. britishrose on June 29, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    google alfred wright ? east texas murder , this guy married a white chick move back hom with her from chicago. to his home racist town . 2 years went by he got a job as a home health aide , where he travel to customers , one day he called his wife and told her his car broke down . and to call his moma to pick him up cause his phone was dieing , he hung up he was at a convenient store , so he didnt get to his patients , his moma and daddy whent to pick him up he was gone , from the convienent store , camera at the stoer were tampered with , and the clerk was the only person who saw him, and one police officer who say he went into the store, and saw alfred out side of store , this was 2 miles from where james birde , the black man was dragged from his truck in 1994 or so . by two white men, come to find out thery were kkk memebers . anyway alfred wright body was found 4 days later , after sheriff called off the search for him .his parent christians were devastated . his balls were cut , body in horrible condition he was beat and torcheured meaning someone , kidnapped him beat the hell out of him and left the man in the woods naked , the same area had been searched , , this is 2hrs from dallas , its one of the sadest storys i heard , the black panthers marched on that town for weeks , they blame the killing on the sheriff, alfred suppose to have had a fling with his neiece and he seeked revenge ,plus alfred was married to a white chick and had 2 mix kids , that is a noooo nooo in texas . mix couple do not move to texas ,expecially no small town like that , he didnt stand a chance , they knew his every move .he was cheating on his white wife , and her family was in on the killing
    it was a modern day lynching , and non of the news stations would shed light on the issue , anderson cooper did go down there to investigate but sheriff was not in compliance with cnn coming there . this murder to me was bigger than treyvon martin ,eric wright , philando castile even because its show real racism and how it really work , a hidden society of criminals able to kill anyone they feel . aint no telling how many othersw were killed like this the sheriff nephew was in prison for selling meth and well know as a meth dealer . alfred made a mistake sleeping with that niece , and he should never moved his mix family to the heart of racism texas

    • Brian Hackert on October 29, 2017 at 11:57 pm

      while i agree with alot of what you say, you are way off base on alfred wright. i think trayvon martin and philando castile were murdered, but not alfred wright. anyone who reads as much about it as i have will come to the same conclusion, which is that the investigation was thorough and accurate.

  8. britishrose on June 29, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    people think alabama and mississipii is the kings of kkk and racism nooooo sir its texas hands down . they are a hidden sociiety , if a black is killed like trreyvon and many has been , they dont report it on the evening news , in dallas co you rarely hear of a police shooting? i lived there before and i know this . channel 4 in dallas , didnt even report on alfred wright cas till 1 year after he was dead . houston stations either and that town is right next to houseton about 1 hour from houston smh . so you see how racist whites have all the network power and you would be fired if you demanded the public know what happen up in east texas . smh i swear blacks are so close minded in texas . if that murder was in chicago or new york it would still be head line . go on line and googl alfred wright texas . huh ? you will not believe what you find out

  9. Brian Hackert on October 29, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    resigned, my ass. he got promoted.