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Resource ID: #14394
Subject: Police
Source: KTRH Radio (Houston)
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Date: 11/3-12/15

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Police impersonators are a growing concern in Texas. This article shows a group that was actually able to purchase its own police department, using a little-known loophole in the law. Research and records-gathering detailed exactly how this group paid to take over a defunct utility department using the district's authority. This allowed them to hand out badges to several people who had left other police agencies under controversy. Residents tell stories of "officers" appearing in official capacities.

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