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ALLEN (CBSDFW.COM) – Did the Lieutenant Governor of Texas try to use his title to persuade local police after a relative was arrested?READ MORE: College Basketball's NIT To Be Played In North Texas
The Allen Police Department says the case was handled just like any other case.
On August 3rd, four hours after Ellen Bevers was arrested at an Allen grocery store for allegedly shoplifting more than $50 worth of items, the Allen Police Department received a call from Bevers’ uncle — Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst.
In an audio recording of the phone call CBS 11 News obtained from the Allen Police Department, Dewhurst could be heard saying, “This is David Dewhurst, the Lieutenant Governor of the State of Texas, and I want to talk to your senior officer who is there at your department right now.”
- Listen to audio from David Dewhurst call