May 06, 2009
IG for DPS

I just have one question regarding this story.

Top lawmakers voiced support for creating an inspector general at the Texas Department of Public Safety on Tuesday, a day after the sudden resignation of the agency's director amid allegations of unprofessional actions with female staffers.

The idea of an official who could look into issues and report directly to the agency's governor-appointed oversight commission has been among proposals for overhauling the DPS, which is undergoing its periodic "sunset" view.

Some said it was particularly appropriate after the departure of Col. Stanley E. Clark, who left amid allegations that he touched women at the agency in an unprofessional way, "demonstratively" blew kisses to one and called a veteran employee "his girl."

How is it that we didn't already have an Inspector General for the DPS? I'd have thought such a thing would be standard practice. That's small government for you, I suppose.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on May 06, 2009 to That's our Lege
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