Texas Troopers' Union Sues Over New Waistline Requirements - NBC 10 Philadelphia
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

Texas Troopers' Union Sues Over New Waistline Requirements

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Texas Troopers' Union Sues Over New Waistline Requirements
    Frank Heinz, NBC 5 News

    A union for Texas troopers is suing the state over a new policy that limits the size of officers' waistlines.

    San Antonio Express News reports that the Department of Public Safety now requires male officers' waistlines to be slimmer than 40 inches. Women's waists must measure 35 inches or less.

    While troopers have always been subject to fitness standards, the president of the Texas Department of Public Safety Officers calls the new requirements demeaning. The lawsuit alleges the new policy violates state law because it doesn't directly relate to a trooper's job duties and wasn't developed with the aid of a consultant.

    The union is asking a judge to put the waistline standards on hold while the case moves forward.

    Family Says Vaping Killed Their 28-Year-Old Son

    [NATL] Family Says Vaping Killed Their 28-Year-Old Son
    An Orlando family is grieving the loss of their 28-year-old son, who died last week. They said he died as a result of vaping. Kyle Boyd's mother, Kimberly, said he was fine last Monday after he came home from hanging out with a group of friends. She said the next morning she could not wake him up.
     
    (Published Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019)

    The state agency says it doesn't comment on pending litigation.