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Allen Police

Shelley Kofler / KERA

Political opponents claim Lt. Governor David Dewhurst was abusing his office when he tried to gain release of a relative jailed in Allen, but Allen police disagree. 

The audiotape of Dewhurst’s 12-minute phone conversation with officers was made available to the public Wednesday, and it’s created a political storm that may follow Dewhurst to the ballot box as he campaigns for reelection.

On the August 3 recording Dewhurst identifies himself numerous times as a top political official.

Allen Police have released an audiotape of Lt. Governor David Dewhurst's call following the August 3 arrest of a relative. In it Dewhurst asks to speak to a supervisor, repeatedly mentions his political position and says he will have DPS Director Steve McCraw call on his behalf.