Week in Review: 01.20.2020

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Week in Review: 1.20.2020

UT reveals list of staff violators; Former constable sold illegal weapons; Official who mishandled millions was re-hired; Lawsuits aim to hold property owners liable for crimes.

Posted by The Texas Monitor on Monday, January 20, 2020

UT-Austin releases list of faculty and staff members accused of sexual misconduct – The University of Texas at Austin released the names of 17 faculty and staff members on Thursday who they say violated sexual misconduct policies, CBS Austin reported.

Longtime Hidalgo County law enforcement officer indicted for illegal gun sales – Federal authorities indicted a former law enforcement officer for allegedly selling weapons illegally while managing a McAllen gun store, KRGV reported.

Disgraced former head of Harris County Housing Authority back in temporary role – The former head of the Harris County Housing Authority is back helping the county-run Hurricane Harvey recovery programs despite being fired in 2012 under a cloud of allegations that he misspent millions in federal dollars, the Houston Chronicle reported.

Attorneys and activists want property owners to work harder to keep tenants safe – In Houston, human trafficking victims have filed federal lawsuits against the corporate owners of hotels where they were allegedly forced into the sex trade.

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