Thursday, August 16, 2012
Purported ID-theft victim sues DPS, saying they wrongfully arrested her
By Guillermo Contreras - Express-News
An Austin woman has sued the Texas Department of Public Safety and two officers in San Antonio, claiming they bungled an identity-theft investigation and it resulted in her wrongful arrest, loss of her job and forced her to spend months to try to clear her name.
“We feel this was a breach of trust,” Melanie Lee Tipps, 29, said in an interview Wednesday. “We put a lot of faith in our officers and this has really changed my perspective.”
DPS spokesman Tom Vinger said he didn't know whether the agency had seen the lawsuit, but said DPS typically does not comment on pending litigation.
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