TX Lieutenant Governor caught on tape making effort to get niece out of jail

Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 1:50pm

Texas Lieutenant Governor, David Dewhurst, is catching flack for a call he made to a local police department in an effort to spring a relative from jail.

According to Dewhurst's Press Secretary, the 46-year-old suspect is Dewhurst's niece.

She was arrested for shoplifting at a grocery store.

In the taped phone call, the clearly frustrated state leader is heard demanding to talk to the most senior officer at the Allen Police Department, calling the arrest a mistake.

Dewhurst's press secretary released a statement saying the Lieutenant Governor acted as a family member in an attempt to find out how to post bail for his niece.


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