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Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst testifies on Capitol Hill. (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Criticism, Support For Dewhurst After Police Call To Help Relative

It’s a call that gained more attention than Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst may have ever expected. After Allen police arrested his step-niece for shoplifting Dewhurst personally called the police department to help her.

CBS 11–08/22/2013

David Dewhurst

David Dewhurst Calls Police To Try & Free Relative

Demanding to talk to the “most senior police officer you have,” Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst called the Allen Police Department earlier this month to try to spring a relative from jail for alleged shoplifting.

CBS 11–08/21/2013

A pile of damaged goods left behind in a parking lot. (credit: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)

Police: Holiday Shoppers Provide Cover For Shoplifting Pros

The holidays always bring Christmas shoppers to malls, but the season also brings people looking for a ‘5-finger discount.’ It’s not that there’s necessarily more retail crime going on, but crowded stores provide thieves with cover.

CBSDFW.COM–12/04/2012