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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 – Austin
AG Paxton Releases Statement On Texas Tech University's Fallen Officer
“Texans are shocked and saddened by the senseless murder of a courageous Texas Tech University police officer. Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with this officer's family and the Texas Tech community today and in the days ahead. I will be in Lubbock today meeting with law enforcement officials and Texas Tech administrators to offer the entire support of this agency to the university and their police department. Please join Angela and me as we pray for all those impacted by this tragedy.”

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 – Austin
AG Paxton’s Opinion: Law Enforcement Agencies Are Eligible for Prescription Drug That Helps Save Lives from Opioid Overdoses
“With regard to distributing an opioid antagonist, the statute provides that a ‘person or organization acting under a standing order . . . may distribute an opioid antagonist.’ Thus, the Legislature made clear its intent that the law authorizes both individuals and law enforcement agencies to obtain opioid antagonists by prescription,” Attorney General Paxton concluded.

Friday, September 29, 2017 – Austin
AG Paxton: Texas Reaches $2 Million Settlement with Fraudulent Lead Generation Company
Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that Texas secured an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance (AVC) with LowerMyBills, a lead generation company that misled consumers toward Credit Alliance Group (CAG), which falsely advertised its accreditation and debt management process. This AVC secured $2 million in restitution for eligible consumers.

Friday, September 29, 2017 – Austin
OAG’s Child Exploitation Unit Arrests Navarro County Man for Possession of Child Pornography
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced today that the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested 29-year-old Michael Allen Carter, of Rice, on five counts of Possession of Child Pornography, a third-degree felony. Carter could face up to 10 years in prison per charge if convicted.

Thursday, September 28, 2017 – Austin
AG Paxton Files Brief With 5th Circuit Defending the Constitutionality of Texas’ Sanctuary Cities Law
“Senate Bill 4 represents an important decision by the Legislature to set a statewide policy of cooperation among federal, state and local law enforcement to protect Texans from dangerous criminals being released back into our communities,” Attorney General Paxton said. “As a nation of laws, it is imperative that SB 4 is fully honored in Texas. We look forward to presenting our arguments before the 5th Circuit on this undoubtedly constitutional law.”

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