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Mayoral Candidate, D6 Councilman Greg Brockhouse Denies Abuse Allegations

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Courtesy Greg Brockhouse

District 6 Councilman Greg Brockhouse appeared on TPR's "The Source" on Thursday to explain his plans if he is elected mayor. He also defended himself from allegations of domestic violence he supposedly committed in 2009.

Host David Martin Davies moderated the discussion.

A listener first asked Brockhouse about a high number of domestic violence-related deaths in San Antonio.

“What is your message to voters, many of whom have experienced domestic violence in their own life?" she asked. "Do you see it as a problem, and, if so, what are your plans to address it?”

Brockhouse said domestic violence is at epidemic levels in San Antonio.

“And the entire council must lean into this situation and do the best we can to put an end to it," he added. "That includes working out delegate partner agencies, our non-profits, the San Antonio Police Department, the court system.”

Davies asked Brockhouse about an alleged police report from December 2009 published by the San Antonio Express News. It alleged Brockhouse was drunk and pushed his wife to the ground.

“Can you talk about that police report that had something to do with domestic violence?” he asked.

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Credit Joey Palacios | Texas Public Radio
David Martin Davies, host of "The Source," interviewed mayoral candidate Greg Brockhouse on Thursday.

Brockhouse said the incident did not occur. “The issues and the allegations against me are false," he said. "My wife and I have both denied them.”

He also said the report has multiple inaccuracies. “The report says I’m a six foot two white guy with blue eyes," he said. "It misspells names. It has the robbery penal code on there.”

Brockhouse was correct about those elements of the report as displayed by the Express News. It shows the physical description he mentioned and a penal code number for robbery, but the offense was listed on the report as assault and domestic violence.

According to the city and San Antonio police, the report did not exist in official records. When Brockhouse was asked where it came from, he said he didn’t know.

Brockhouse was also asked if the police was ever called to their home that night: “If the police had gone to your house they would have made a report. If they didn’t go to your house, someone created it out of thin air."

Brockhouse responded, “Hey, all I’m telling you, again, 100 percent, the situation did not happen. I mean, you’re attempting to dig into something I don’t have the answers for. And I understand it. You want these answers. People want to hear, ‘Why, Greg? Why this, why that, why did you do this?’ This has turned into a political side show.”

Brockhouse alleged the Nirenberg campaign had some involvement in the report.

Nirenberg’s campaign manager Kelton Morgan said the campaign had nothing to do with it. Nirenberg appeared on "The Source" on Wednesday.

Joey Palacios can be reached at Joey@TPR.org and on Twitter at @Joeycules.