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New Texas Law Allows Separate Courts for Police Who Commit Crimes

The Texas legislature recently passed a law that would allow counties to create separate diversion courts for certain police officers and other first responders. The courts would only be usable when an officer or other first responder commits a crime for which job-related mental illness could be to blame. The law was inspired by similar laws that create separate courts for veterans suffering conditions like PTSD. It flew through the legislature, partially in part due…
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