Week in Review: 01.26.2020

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Victoria County constable candidate said he was right to not report former chief’s wrongdoing – A Victoria County constable candidate told Texas Rangers that when his former police chief asked a woman to bare her breasts to him, he didn’t report it for fear he would be blacklisted in the law enforcement community, the Victoria Advocate reported.

DeSoto school board hires investigator to audit spending – The DeSoto school board has hired outside investigators to review recent spending to see if any laws were broken or if any money can be recouped, The Dallas Morning News reported.

Dallas County deputy allegedly used taser on suspect’s stomach, threatened to use it on genitals – Court documents allege that a Dallas County sheriff’s deputy charged Thursday with assault and official oppression used a Taser on the stomach of handcuffed suspect and threatened to use the stun gun on his throat and genitals, The Dallas Morning News reported.

Newspaper discovers owners of luxurious lake houses avoid paying Austin city property taxes – An investigation by the Austin American-Statesman found that the number of lakefront properties receiving exemptions from Austin city property taxes is much greater than city officials knew.

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