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AG cites possible terrorism in withholding jail death video

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

That's a first! "AG cites possible terrorism in withholding jail death video." What??

The Texas Attorney General's Office has rejected an open-records request by the Herald-Press for surveillance video showing the death of Anderson County Jail inmate Rhonda Newsome. Newsome, 50, died in a holding cell on June 15 of last year, three months after she was jailed on assault charges stemming from a family fight.

In refusing to make the video public, the AG's Office cited, among other things, the possibility of terrorism raised by the Anderson County Sheriff's Office.

“Information...that relates to the specifications, operating procedures, or location of a security system used to protect public or private property from an act of terrorism or related criminal activity is confidential,” reads Government Code 418.182, the exemption used by the Anderson County Sheriff's Office.

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Patrick, W. 08/12/2019 AG cites possible terrorism in withholding jail death videoPalestine Herald-Press.

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