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Stories with organization: Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Trooper in Sandra Bland arrest once warned for conduct story has photos
    Updated: Aug-01-15 5:46 am

    DALLAS - The Texas trooper who arrested Sandra Bland after a confrontation that began with a traffic stop was once cautioned about "unprofessional conduct" in a 2014 incident while he was still a probationary trooper, according to his personnel file.

  • Texas trooper's boss says he had reason to stop Sandra Bland 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 8:04 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - The top boss over the Texas trooper who arrested Sandra Bland said there was reason to pull her over for failing to signal a lane change and told lawmakers Thursday that the trooper remains on the state payroll because the investigation is still playing out.

  • Q&A: A look at the death of Sandra Bland in Texas jail story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-24-15 4:09 pm

    DALLAS - The release of information from autopsy of a Chicago-area woman who died in a Texas jail has provided some answers in the case, with authorities saying she killed herself and had no injuries that were consistent with a homicide.

  • Man arrested in laser pointer incidents near DFW airport 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 4:09 pm

    DALLAS - A helicopter crew tracing the path of a bright green light in the early morning darkness Wednesday guided deputies to a suspect in the shining of a laser at eight commercial planes flying near Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

  • Video rekindles debate about police treatment of blacks story has photos
    Updated: Jul-22-15 7:38 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - When Sandra Bland refused to put out her cigarette, the police officer opened her car door and tried dragging her out of the vehicle. She asked at least four times why she was being arrested and got no answer. When she told him she had epilepsy, he shouted, "Good!"

  • Man arrested in laser pointer incidents near DFW airport 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 4:14 pm

    DALLAS - A helicopter crew tracing the path of a bright green light in the early morning darkness Wednesday guided deputies to a suspect in the shining of a laser at eight commercial planes flying near Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

  • AP News Guide to case of woman found hanged in Texas jail story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-21-15 9:22 pm

    HEMPSTEAD, Texas - Dashboard video from a trooper's patrol car shows the traffic stop that led to the arrest of Sandra Bland, a Chicago-area woman found dead in a Texas jail last week.

  • 'Colton's Law' kept $3M but not child protection measures 
    Updated: Jul-19-15 2:25 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Department of Public Safety has received nearly $3 million to look for children in immediate danger even though state troopers won't actually be doing so, frustrating relatives of a slain toddler who teamed with lawmakers to create "Colton's Law."

  • Top managers at Texas DPS get raises reaching 17 percent 
    Updated: Jul-12-15 4:25 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas lawmaker is questioning double-digit raises for senior managers at the state's top law enforcement agency because he says it refuses to provide statistics that would help determine the effectiveness of border operations.

  • Motorcyclist who led police on chase in Southeast Texas dies 
    Updated: Jul-06-15 10:19 am

    TEXAS CITY, Texas - A Houston man has died after crashing his motorcycle while leading police on an eight-mile chase in Southeast Texas.