Paper Seeks Records On Ex-Austin Officers

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A Texas court will consider next week whether the city of Austin is required under state open-records law to release a year's worth of Austin Police Department time sheets and off-duty contract logs for two former officers who the city says are under investigation. The officers, who resigned this year, are employed with a private firm specializing in "homeland security" training. The Austin Chronicle, which is seeking the records, reports that questions have arisen about the financial relationship between the department, the former officers, and that company. The city says the documents are exempt from disclosure . . .

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