The Premiere Website For Police News In Texas

          
The Most Viewed Police News Website In Texas
 

Texas cops often can't keep guns from mentally ill
Houston
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   13 infant suffocation deaths in 2014 for Travis County--the highest number since 2010
ߦ   Crime Stopper Reward Offered For Houston Murderer
ߦ   Duncanville police chief sued over the fatal shooting of unarmed Clint Peterson in 2013
ߦ   Galveston County - Daily Bulletin Arrests
ߦ   Person Of Interest In Theft From ATT Store [VIDEO]
ߦ   UPCOMING EXECUTION: Texas Defendant with Low IQ Would Be Spared in Other States
ߦ   Austin Police Department - Modified Police Academy
ߦ   City of Friendswood: Full-Time Peace Officer & Part-Time Public Service Officer
ߦ   City of Santa Fe: Entry Level Police Officer Exam
ߦ   Great Careers - Houston Police Dept. Is Hiring
ߦ   America's Missing,Abducted and Lost Persons
ߦ   Aransas Pass Police Activity Blotter
ߦ   Armed Robbers Hit Chambers Whataburger
ߦ   Attorney General Ken Paxton Announces Majority of States Now Part of Immigration Lawsuit; Tennessee, Nevada Officially Join
ߦ   Bryan Police Investigate Auto/Pedestrian Fatality
ߦ   Burnet County Sheriff's Office: Inmate Arrests Report
ߦ   Cold-case rape kits wait for testing in Texas-wide backlog
ߦ   College Station Police - Significant Activity Summary
ߦ   Conroe Police Dept. Case Tracking Lot
ߦ   Corpus Christi Police Patrol Report
ߦ   Dallas police take teen into custody in drowning of baby
ߦ   Drunken driver hits squad car during DWI arrest
ߦ   Former Officers Ordered to Pay $7 Million to Florida Man Wrongfully Convicted at 15
ߦ   Found Property, Seeking Owners
ߦ   Four injured in crash at same location where firefighter died in Grimes County
ߦ   Harris County District Attorneys Office - Criminal Complaints Filed
ߦ   Investigation into Fatal Shootiing at 10215 Beechnut
ߦ   Investigation into Fatal Traffic Accident at 9400 Rosehaven
ߦ   Man tackled in Walmart while legally carrying gun [VIDEO]
ߦ   Motorcycle officer set to be in presidential motorcade died of a heart attack
ߦ   Officers Investigate Drive-By Shooting
ߦ   Report: Federal agents should be told just say no to prostitutes
ߦ   Richmond Police Department Honors Top Employees for 2014
ߦ   Serial Burglary Suspect Jailed In Plano
ߦ   Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting at 10157 Westview #54
ߦ   Texas man arrested after fleeing to Mexico
ߦ   Whistleblowers Fined $1.6M for Talking to Reporters While Case Was Sealed
ߦ   Woman Arrested, Charged in Man's Death at 6314 De Priest #A
ߦ   EMPLOYMENT - Law Enforcement Positions
ߦ   MOST WANTED - Bryan Police Department [Updated Jan 12]
ߦ   MOST WANTED - Galveston County Sheriff [Updated Jan 20]
ߦ   MOST WANTED - Harris County Sheriffs Office [Updated Dec 4]
ߦ   MOST WANTED - Texas City Police Department [Updated Jan 21]
ߦ   Aransas Pass Police Activity Blotter
ߦ   Burnet County Sheriff's Office - Inmate Arrests Summary

   Next >>
 
Search Archives:
March 3, 2013

HOUSTON - Texas police often can't keep guns from the mentally ill because they don't have the authority under state law to seize a weapon from someone they are transporting for evaluation at a psychiatric treatment center.
 
Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland wants the Legislature to require a judge to decide if those who have been referred for mental health treatment are qualified to possess a gun. He's enlisted state Rep. Allen Fletcher, a Republican from Tomball who is drafting a bill to keep those firearms in a police property room until a judge decides it should be returned.


Police Newslink To The Full Story
Post a comment
Name/Nickname:
(required)
Email Address: (must be a valid address)
(will not be published or shared)
Comments: (plain text only)
Printer Friendly Format  Printer Friendly Format    Send to a Friend  Send to a Friend    RSS Feed  RSS Feed
  Share   Share link on Twitter Tweet  
© 1999-2015 The Police News. All rights reserved.