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Recently released AG OP KP-0343 essentially states that there is no "absolute duty" under Texas law for a peace officer to "intervene to prevent another peace officer from violating the rights of a citizen." Reliance on this opinion as a defense to a peace officer's inaction "to prevent another peace officer from violating the rights of a citizen" seems questionable. Also, I can see a plaintiff using this opinion as a sword instead of a shield. Thoughts?

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