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Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

Family of man killed by officers sues in federal court

by BRAD ROLLINS Managing Editor The family of a man killed nearly two years ago during a standoff with the joint city and county SWAT team filed suit in federal court last month against both local governments and the officers involved. Leslie Eugene Whited was shot four times in the back Feb. 4, 2006, when

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

Deputy constable’s campaign version of Tasing handcuffed man differs from officers’ accounts

A deputy constable campaigning for his retiring boss’s job is having to explain an encounter nearly a year and a half ago when he twice used a Taser on a mentally disturbed 19-year-old man handcuffed and confined...

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

Forbidden fireworks

Buda police issued only one citation for fireworks over the New Year's holiday. Bo Kidd, captain of the city's law enforcement force, said he hopes residents are learning that it's illegal to set off fireworks within the...

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