Greg Abbott appoints Justin Berry, indicted Austin officer, to TCOLE

For the latest on criminal justice news, sign up to receive our weekly law and order newsletter. Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed an indicted Austin police officer accused of using excessive force during 2020 protests to Texas’ regulatory law enforcement agency. Justin Berry was among 19 Austin police officers indicted earlier this year in the … Read more

Trump, declining to pick one candidate, endorses ‘ERIC’ in Tuesday’s US Senate primary | Politics

From left: Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, former President Donald Trump, and former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens St. Louis Post Dispatch and AP photos ST. LOUIS — Former President Donald Trump, declining to make a single endorsement in Tuesday’s US Senate primary, announced he trusted Missouri voters to “make up their own minds” between former … Read more

Report: Uvalde officer asked permission to shoot gunman but got no answer

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. An Uvalde police officer asked for a supervisor’s permission to shoot the gunman who would soon kill 21 people at Robb Elementary School in May before he entered the building, but the supervisor did not … Read more

Records show police in Uvalde were equipped to storm shooter

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. The officers in the hallway of Robb Elementary wanted to get inside classrooms 111 and 112 — immediately. One officer’s daughter was inside. Another officer had gotten a call from his wife, a teacher, who … Read more

Gun-wielding Greitens releases violent ad targeting other Republicans | Politics

Eric Greitens, a former Missouri governor and Republican candidate for the US Senate, released a new advertisement offering hunting permits for people who want to shoot “RINOS” (Republicans in name only). JEFFERSON CITY — Republican US Senate candidate Eric Greitens recycled an inflammatory campaign tactic he used in his successful 2016 bid to become Missouri … Read more

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry found guilty on all three counts | Regional Government

Todd Cooper Omaha World-Herald LOS ANGELES — History hit Jeff Fortenberry with a devastating blow Thursday. A federal jury deliberated less than two hours before convicting the nine-term Nebraska congressman on one count of concealing conduit campaign contributions and two counts of lying to federal agents. Fortenberry, a 61-year-old Republican, is the highest-ranking elected official … Read more