Debate over cars in Houston bayous continues


HOUSTON – Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland, opposes growing momentum to remove more than 100 cars and trucks sunken in Houston bayous.

"I don't believe we are going to find any bodies and I don't believe that this is going to lead to solving any additional crimes, no I don't believe that," McClelland told Local 2 Investigates.

McClelland has consistently resisted the idea of removing the vehicles since last year.

Last May he cited unnecessary risk to the Houston Police Department's dive team as a factor.

Texas Equusearch founder, Tim Miller, has said he does not plan to use either city funds, or HPD's dive team to remove the vehicles.

"You and I both know there are probably going to be some bodies in some of these cars," Miller said last May.

Miller, with support of city Councilman, Michael Kubosh and Mayor Annise Parker, has a plan to use private donations, and an industrial dive team familiar with underwater recovery to remove the cars.