Travis Brauer has been very involved in the activities at the state capitol. Perhaps too involved in ways he was supposed to.
None of us want the govt. spying on our private lives, but according to the prosecution, Brauer sought to get a video of what was under a woman's skirt, while she was involved in a political event at the capitol.
It's sorta like the 'dog ate my homework' excuse. Travis Brauer allegedly disposed the evidence that was crucial to an investigation which could have convicted him of perhaps a sex crime. But his electronic footprints were harder to delete than even he knew of.
According to affidavits, Travis was serving as the governor's aide during the spring session of the legislature. He was deeply involved in the negotiations for a state budget.
In the final days, when committees met in the late night hours, several interest groups also showed up to advocate for specific causes. Travis admits being there and also being in a state of intoxication. He sat on the floor of a committee room to observe the JCAB (Joint Committee on Appropriations & Budget) session, on May 23rd.
"Troopers reported Brauer arrived at the meeting and sat on the floor next to a civilian protester. The female protester was standing and wearing a dress, troopers reported.Another woman told troopers she noticed a cellphone on the floor close to the protester, a trooper reported in a court affidavit. The woman said she couldn't tell if the cellphone was recording but saw Brauer retrieve it, troopers reported. The following day, "Brauer was made aware that he was a suspect," according to the affidavit. "Brauer was accused of using his cellphone to film or take a picture(s) up the dress."
Witnesses told troopers they saw Brauer taking photos during the meeting. Brauer said he was playing a game and using dating apps at the time, according to the affidavit.
"Travis Brauer did not recall taking photos during the meeting,” according to the affidavit.
He could not explain why he had an hour gap of no activity on his phone during the night in question, troopers reported. Brauer also "drank a couple whiskeys" in the Capitol that night and described himself as 'intoxicated', troopers reported.
Whereas the victim in this case is a woman seeking to participate in the governing process, Mary Fallin is taking an active part in the prosecution, She is listed as a witness for the prosecution. In the past, Gov. Fallin has shielded her staff from the full consequences of their unlawful conduct. The Director of OMES, Preston Doerflinger, has been involved in multiple DUI cases, yet she kept him as a key leader in her administration
Read the full report at The Oklahoman.