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Police brutality in Texas

Texas attorney general asks for power to investigate police who kill people

As the nation reels from George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton wants his office to have the authority to prosecute cases in which police kill. That currently falls to local authorities.

Ken Paxton at the inauguration ceremony of Judge Michelle Slaughter at the state Capitol in Austin on Jan. 11, 2019.

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