Police Protection Act signed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law Tuesday the Police Protection Act - HB 2908. The bill, proposed by Rep. Todd Hunter of Corpus Christi, strengthens penalties for crimes against law enforcement officers.

CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law Tuesday the Police Protection Act - HB 2908. The bill, proposed by Rep. Todd Hunter of Corpus Christi, strengthens penalties for crimes against law enforcement officers.

The bill makes it a hate crime for anyone to commit a crime against an officer out of a bias toward police, but also increases criminal penalties for any crime in which the victim is a law enforcement officer whether it is a hate crime or not.

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