Texas Lt. Gov. Calls Police After Relative's Arrest
(AUSTIN, Texas) -- Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst called a police station to seek the release of a relative jailed on a shoplifting charge, outraging his rivals who have accused him of abusing his power. Dewhurst, a Republican who has been in office since 2003, called the Allen Police Department on Aug. 3 to seek the release of a relative whom he describes as a "sister-in-law" and a "step-niece-in-law" in different parts of the call.