Police Investigate Improper Photography at Mayfest | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Police Investigate Improper Photography at Mayfest



    (Published Friday, May 3, 2013)

    Fort Worth police are investigating a report of improper photography, possibly involving children at Mayfest.

    The incident reportedly happened Thursday night at the opening night of the popular annual spring festival at Trinity Park in Fort Worth.

    Investigators are releasing few details of what may have happened.

    "In our effort to maintain the integrity of this ongoing investigation, the FWPD cannot release any other details on the case at this time," Sgt. Kelly Peel noted in a release to NBC 5.

    Police have identified the suspect, according to the release. A police incident report states that the suspect is a male, but does not indicate an age of the suspect. Police will not confirm whether officers on the scene confiscated the suspect's camera.

    A representative from Mayfest had no comment Friday about this particular, reported incident.  

    Carrie Capel, a member of the Mayfest Board of Directors, said that the festival features a large contingent of both uniformed and non-uniformed Fort Worth police officers, including officers positioned in portable watchtowers, for this very reason.

    "I think that we, as Mayfest, we invite our community out here," Capel said. "And our community wants to know they're going to be safe while they're out here. So therefore we put quite a bit of effort and energy into keeping those patrons safe."

    Rick Henson, of Burleson, attended Mayfest Friday night with his wife and daughter. He told NBC 5 he felt safe.

    "Well you know you always have your guard up a little when there are this many people around," Henson said. "But we felt [like] it's a lot of fun."