AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A state senator is asking the Texas attorney general for an opinion about a police department displaying “In God We Trust” on its patrol vehicles.READ MORE: Too Much Time In North Texas Heat Leading To More Hospitalizations
Lubbock Republican Sen. Charles Perry defended police in Childress, near the Oklahoma/North Texas border. He asked Attorney General Ken Paxton, who has been indicted on securities fraud charges, for legal guidance.
Childress and a few police forces elsewhere have begun displaying the motto in recent months. That comes amid nationally publicized tensions between law enforcement and some communities they severe.READ MORE: SPCA Of Texas Rescues 12 Dogs Left Without Food, Water For 5 Days From 'Filthy, Feces-Filled' Trailer
The nonprofit Freedom From Religion Foundation has asked Childress police to remove the mottos, citing separation-of-church-and-state standards.
That prompted Perry’s letter Monday. But Childress Police Chief Adrian Garcia has already responded by inviting the nonprofit to “go fly a kite,” and posting his response on Facebook.MORE NEWS: North Texas Man Arrested For Allegedly Shooting Through Apartment, Killing Neighbor
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