KXAN, Nexstar’s NBC affiliate in Austin, Texas, is running a five-part investigative series, Denied, on social, digital and television newscasts that reveals a loophole in Texas law giving police the discretion to withhold crucial information when someone dies in custody.
Denied launched Sunday on Facebook and KXAN.com. The stories will air on KXAN at 10 p.m. tonight and tomorrow night.
The investigation began when a Texas police department denied KXAN investigators access to video recordings captured during a high-profile in-custody death in Austin.
As KXAN’s team of investigators researched, they uncovered that police have used this law for decades.