Texas Destroys Records in Missing Lawmakers Flap

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http://www.dallasnews.com/latestnews/stories/052203dntexdps.585f0.html Texas state police destroyed records of their hunt for House members who fled Austin last week, characterizing that action as routine and prompting Democratic charges of a cover-up, the Dallas Morning News reports. The state Department of Public Safety said the records destruction was required under a federal rule prohibiting police from retaining any intelligence gathered on individuals who are not suspected of criminal activity. But the rule addresses not what police can keep in their own . . .

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