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Texas AG: The State May Take Over Austin's Police To Prevent Defunding

• by Tyler Durden

The Texas Attorney General appears to have come up with one such solution: enact legislation that puts Austin's police under state control. 

Governor Greg Abbott is considering the legislation, according to Attorney General Ken Paxton. The move comes in response to Austin's Mayor, Steve Adler, seeking to defund $150 million from the Austin Police Department. 

Paxton told Fox News: "That makes little to no sense and makes our city less safe. We can fund the police in a way that will keep the city safe, which is what we all want."

Abbott Tweeted about the proposal late last week: "We can't let Austin's defunding & disrespect for law enforcement to endanger the public & invite chaos like in Portland and Seattle."