Week in Review: 12.08.2019

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Week in Review: 12.08.2019

CPS reaches agreement with Pardo family; Austin PD discrimination review continues; Family sues Bexar county for killing child; Rail company wants eminent domain power.

Posted by The Texas Monitor on Sunday, December 8, 2019

Austin Public Safety Commission wants cadet classes suspended until department’s culture is examined – The Austin Public Safety Commission wants new cadet classes at the Austin police academy suspended until an investigation is complete into the alleged racist remarks of the city’s former assistant police chief, the Austin American-Statesman reported.

Court fight over Kaufman County boy ends – A Kaufman County family court judge ended a five-month fight over state custody of a 4-year-old boy, signing an agreement Tuesday sending the boy home to his parents.

Lawsuit filed in death of 6-year-old shot by Bexar County deputies in 2017 – Taxpayers in Bexar County may be on the hook for legal damages in a lawsuit filed by the family of a 6-year-old who was shot to death by sheriff’s deputies in 2017, WOIA reported.

High-speed rail company wants the best of both worlds: private records and public land-grab power – Texas Central Partners is a private company hoping to build a high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston. In 2014, the company needed to share some documents with the state transportation agency. But it didn’t want those documents to become discoverable by the public.

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