Wise County sheriff to charge DPS for housing state inmates
Throughout three decades in law enforcement, there isn't a lot Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin hasn't seen. At least that was until he read a new Texas Department of Public Safety directive a few days ago. "No one really knew it was coming," says Akin, who became sheriff in 2016.
A new policy that goes into effect Sept. 1 requires local county and city law enforcement departments to now pay to use the state crime lab in Austin.
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