Texas County Requests Help from State Troopers After Austin Defunds Police

A Texas county called for law enforcement reinforcements from Governor Greg Abbott after the Austin City Council cut its police department budget by one-third. The county judge from Williamson County said the $150 million budget cut to the Austin Police Department by the city council places Austin officers and their families “in great peril.” Part of Austin extends into Williamson County.

Los Angeles County Sheriff: County Is 'Laying the Groundwork for Defunding the Sheriff's Department as We Know It'

During a portion interview with Fox 11 Los Angeles aired on Wednesday, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva stated that the Reimagining Los Angeles County proposal that would cut funding for the sheriff’s department, court system, and prosecutor’s office and

Dallas County, Texas, Orders Shelter-in-Place in Response to COVID-19 Outbreak

Dallas County residents are being ordered to stay home as the county struggles to contain the spread of the Chinese coronavirus (COVID-19). The order, effective at 11:59 p.m. Monday night, provides exceptions for “essential work and errands.”