House Democrats Want Hearing After Fatal DPS Shooting

A pair of House Democrats are asking to convene an emergency hearing on Texas Department of Public Safety policies in light of the fatal shooting of two Guatemalan nationals last week.

In a letter to state Rep. Sid Miller, R-Stephenville, the chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety; House Speaker Joe Straus; and DPS Director Steve McCraw, Reps. Lon Burnam, D-Fort Worth, and Armando Walle, D-Houston, ask for immediate attention to the fatal shooting in La Joya, Texas.

On Oct. 25, a sniper from a DPS helicopter fatally shot two immigrants and injured another. The helicopter ...

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