The head of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission has admitted agents committed multiple “clear violations” of agency policy while conducting an inspection on a gay bar in Fort Worth.

“I don't think you have to dig very deep to figure out that TABC has violated some of their policies,” TABC Administrator Alan Steen told gay weekly the Dallas Voice. “It's real clear that however it is that we were doing business that night is not the typical TABC. … I have good policy in place, I have good training in place, and I have good supervision in place to ensure that things like this don't happen.”

Fort Worth Police Department officers and TABC agents stormed the recently reopened Rainbow Lounge in the early hours of June 28, arresting six people for public intoxication and sending one man to the hospital with a severe head injury. A police department report alleges that patrons blew kisses, groped agents and simulated sex acts with police officers as they carried out their inspection.

The inspection is under internal investigation by both agencies, and Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief has called for a federal review of the police department's investigation. Police officers have been desked. And Police Chief Jeff Halstead has announced the indefinite suspension of all joint operations between the two agencies.

The two TABC agents involved in the raid have been desked and the their direct supervisor has retired amid the internal investigation, Steen told the paper.

Citing insufficient evidence, Steen said the inspection should have never happened.

“You can read that policy and you can figure out really quickly, TABC shouldn't have even been there,” Steen said. “If our guys would have followed the the damn policy, we wouldn't even have been there. … We have these conversations all the time, and we don't participate in those kinds of inspections when there's not probable cause or reasonable suspicion or some public safety matter to be inspected.”

“I just think the people of Fort Worth deserve to know that we're very interested in this and very diligently working to get to the bottom of it,” he added.