Is It Time To Close The ‘Dead Suspect Loophole’?

When an individual dies in custody, while he or she is a suspect, police are not required to release information about the circumstances leading to the death. An El Paso legislator wants to change that.

By David Martin DaviesJanuary 22, 2019 10:00 am, , ,

From Texas Public Radio:

The 86th Texas Legislature is underway and many are wondering if this is the session when overdue repairs are made to the Public Information Act, including one loophole that helps police departments hide what happens when a suspect dies while in custody.

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