Audio of Lt. Governor of Texas, David Dewhurst Calling Police Dept. to Have a Relative Released. Cop Declines!Submitted by RobHino on Thu, 08/22/2013 - 02:04
Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst personally called police and asked to talk to the highest-ranking officer about getting a relative out of jail, Allen police said.
He also asked for the cellphone numbers of a judge and the Collin County sheriff, which a sergeant declined to give him.
The relative, Ellen Bevers, an Allen elementary school teacher, was jailed on charges of shoplifting at a Kroger’s grocery store on Aug. 3, police said.
Police released an audio recording of the phone call late Wednesday after a request from NBC DFW under the Texas open records law.
"What I would like to do, if you would explain it to me, sergeant, what I need to do is to arrange for getting her out of jail this evening and you can proceed with whatever you think is proper," Dewhurst said on the call.