Texas Troopers' Union Sues Over New Waistline Requirements - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Texas News

Texas News

News from around the state of Texas

Texas Troopers' Union Sues Over New Waistline Requirements

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Texas Troopers' Union Sues Over New Waistline Requirements
    Frank Heinz, NBC 5 News

    A union for Texas troopers is suing the state over a new policy that limits the size of officers' waistlines.

    San Antonio Express News reports that the Department of Public Safety now requires male officers' waistlines to be slimmer than 40 inches. Women's waists must measure 35 inches or less.

    While troopers have always been subject to fitness standards, the president of the Texas Department of Public Safety Officers calls the new requirements demeaning. The lawsuit alleges the new policy violates state law because it doesn't directly relate to a trooper's job duties and wasn't developed with the aid of a consultant.

    The union is asking a judge to put the waistline standards on hold while the case moves forward.

    Man Shares Survival Story of Gator Attack

    [DFW] Man Shares Survival Story of Gator Attack

    A Florida man who was attacked and bitten by an alligator over the weekend shared his story of survival Tuesday. "Sometimes you're just in the wrong place at the wrong time, and he's hungry for something to eat, and I'm dinner," said 46-year-old James Boyce.
     

    (Published Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019)

    The state agency says it doesn't comment on pending litigation.

    Get the latest from NBC DFW anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android