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Audio of Lt. Governor of Texas, David Dewhurst Calling Police Dept. to Have a Relative Released. Cop Declines!

Police: Texas Lt. Gov. Dewhurst Asked to Get Relative Out of Jail

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.

Video/Audio: http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/politics/Police-Lt-Gov-Dewhurst-A...

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This is good news for Jerry

This is good news for Jerry Patterson, and the other primary challengers!

2012 Texas Convention

2012 Texas Convention
Ricky: "We need more conservative people in Washington, people like my friend....David Dewhurst!!"
Crowd: "Boooooooooooooo booooooooooo boooooooo booooo!"
Dave: "Rick, are they saying Dewwww or Boooo?"

(Say what you want about Cruz, but atleast he isn't the ass buddy of Perry!)

Southern Agrarian

I was there as a delegate..

Made me smile!

Tarrant County (Fort Worth) TX Precinct 4261

I'm not sure I understand the

I'm not sure I understand the problem here. I think the Lt. Gov. acted appropriately. I think the policeman probably acted appropriately also. The gov. was trying to get her out of incarceration on his recognizance before she was booked. What is the problem? Legal proceedings were not impeded. It shows me how tied up in regs and red tape the whole system is mired in. I'm surprised at how powerless the policeman was to assist the lady in question and his lack of connection in the conversation with a trained script.

Not as bad I thought it would be.

It didn't seem near as horrible as the comments in the linked article make it appear. Very miniscule if any pressure, and repeatedly saying he doesn't wish to circumvent the law, etc. If I had a "step-niece in-law blah blah whatevah" too, I would definitely screw it up. Frak it! Just say "step-sister", it's easier.... I bet his wife was in the background which is why he got it right later after screwing it up in the beginning, lol! Just my guess, and to paraphrase, "It's my wifes... umm... somethin, unsure officer, but I've known her for 30 years", (which means she's probably 30 years old!) He didn't do his homework very well 1st though.

I didn't see any threats, just some tasteless "I'm the number one pick every year by police", whatever that means. He got dunked on bad on asking for phone numbers. I see a lot of embarrassing content, but nothing illegal. He repeatedly maintained a position of respect for the rule of law and simply wanted to know the speediest way to get her bond posted so she didn't have to stay the night. At worst, ethics rules may have been broken, ethical code of conduct, etc. I didn't hear anything criminal. Not as bad I thought it would be. Still it was very interesting to hear. The Lt. Gov. was having to be careful with what he said, and it was obvious, lol! Entertaining. The audio is great stuff. The article underneath, not so much.

Gosh - he hardly looks like a political opportunist scumbag...

at all...

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Dewhurst is 'former' CIA

Hat's off to the cop.

And with as much corruption as I've seen in Texas Politics

I wouldn't doubt if this was a staged event.

Dewhurst hasn't respected the law.