We Urge Texas Legislative Leaders to Get Moving on Protecting the Public's Right to Know

Imagine getting the devastating news that your son died in police custody. Then imagine not being able to find out exactly what happened to him for months because officials won't release information.That describes the case of Tony Timpa, who died August 2016, less than an hour after calling 911 from a parking lot of a Dallas porn store. Dallas Morning News investigative writer Cary Aspinwall reports we still don't have all the answers more than a year later because the Dallas Police Department, citing an ongoing investigation, has denied access to records.Disturbing.And another example of government efforts to keep public information private. Police have denied misconduct in this case but have rebuffed requests for information from Timpa's mother, her lawyer, The News and NBC5.  Continue reading...

Copyright The Dallas Morning News
Contact Us