Texas DPS head apologizes for Ranger screw up

Texas DPS head apologizes for Ranger screw up

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Apology follows confidential witness interview being inadvertently released to the media.

AUSTIN >> The director of the Texas Department of Public Safety on Tuesday apologized for an embarrassing lapse by the Texas Rangers that ended with a confidential witness interview being released to the press.

News of the lapse comes on the same day the Texas House is expected to give the Rangers responsibility for investigating corruption among state officials.

In a letter to State Rep. Phil King, R-Weatherford, DPS Director Steve McCraw said that an investigator with the Rangers inadvertently gave a recording of an interview of Sate Rep. Joe Pickett, D-El Paso, to a lawyer for ………. read more here.

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