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In 4 Years in 1 State, 100’s of Cops Charged with Felonies, Like Raping Kids — 0 Have Gone to Jail

In 4 Years in 1 State, 100’s of Cops Charged with Felonies, Like Raping Kids — 0 Have Gone to Jail A review of law enforcement licenses in the state of Texas has found that hundreds of officers were forced to surrender their licenses to avoid or limit prosecution in the past four years — most of which were felonies. A KXAN investigation found that an overwhelming majority of the cases where officers were forced to surrender their license, their badges were used as a bargaining tool to avoid prosecution for serious crimes. KXAN reviewed 297 cases where officers were forced to surrender their badges in Texas between 2015 and 2018 and in almost every case, the police officer was able to avoid serious charges by agreeing to give up their careers in law enforcement. More than half of these charges were felonies and many of them involved violent crimes that were committed both on and off-duty. The in-depth investigation was the result of over 100 public information act requests which