Gallego Requests "Fight Club" Investigation

State Rep. Pete Gallego, D-Alpine, has asked the House Committee on General Investigating and Ethics to review how the Department of Family and Protective Services licenses, reviews and oversees residential treatment centers for foster kids. His move follows a Texas Tribune/Houston Chronicle story that revealed that developmentally disabled girls were forced to fight each other at a youth facility in Manvel.

In a letter to committee chair Chuck Hopson, R-Jacksonville, Gallego expressed concern that, although the employees involved in the abuse were fired, there were no formal inquiries into the incident by lawmakers and the agency has chosen to ...

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