More questions raised by Houston Chronicle article and Kelley interview 

By Lillie Ruby 
Reporter 

On January 20, 2016 the Department of Public Safety Director Michael McCraw called in Rhonda Fleming of the Office of the Inspector General to investigate allegations in the Sandra Bland case. (Email on file showing Fleming replying to the allegations and that she has been asked to investigate the allegations). Among those allegations were that documents were tampered with by DPS Trooper Brian Encenia and other Waller County jail documents were tampered with.

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Governor Greg Abbott today announced an effort to strengthen penalties for crimes committed against law enforcement officers – the Police Protection Act. “At a time when law enforcement officers increasingly come under assault simply because of the job they hold, Texas must send a resolute message that the State will stand by the men and women who serve and protect our communities,” said Governor Abbott.

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(AUSTIN) July 7, 2016 —Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $624 million in local sales tax allocations for July, 2.3 percent more than in July 2015. These allocations are based on sales made in May by businesses that report tax monthly.

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