A former Montgomery police officer, Renee Helton, alleges that she faced retaliation and was eventually terminated by the Montgomery Police Department (MPD) after refusing to have an affair with Montgomery Police Chief Darryl J. Albert. Helton claims she was fired for declining a sexual relationship with Albert and that her termination followed her filing an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) complaint against the MPD.
Florida is extending support by offering up to a battalion of National Guard members, approximately 1,000 soldiers, who will be deployed according to the specific needs identified by Texas. Governor Ron DeSantis emphasized the right of states to defend their sovereignty.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has initiated legal actions against several cities, including Austin, San Marcos, Killeen, Elgin, and Denton, for implementing amnesty and non-prosecution policies deemed in violation of Texas laws pertaining to marijuana possession and distribution. “I will not stand idly by as cities run by pro-crime extremists deliberately violate Texas law and promote the use of illicit drugs that harm our communities."