TXT06919 | Fox News| Posted October 14, 2018 10:31:06 During an October 2 court hearing, Texas officials said that they intend to force the Texas Motor Vehicle Commission to approve a proposed rule that would allow police to stun a vehicle with their guns while it is on the highway.
The proposed rule, approved by the Texas Supreme Court in April, requires that police must demonstrate that their stun gun can stun a moving vehicle.
If the police officer does not achieve the required stun gun performance, they can still shoot the vehicle with impunity.
However, a Texas judge issued a temporary restraining order against the proposed rule because of the potential for abuse of the court’s authority.
The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, a state agency that has oversight over law enforcement, filed an emergency motion to stop the Texas Police Officers Association from voting on the proposed policy.
The motion said the proposed proposal is an unconstitutional infringement on Texas’ authority to regulate interstate commerce.
The Dallas Morning News reported that the motion said that the Texas Commission will “immediately intervene” if the proposal is approved by Texas voters.
The Associated Press reports that the state Supreme Court issued a ruling in June that the police association can challenge the Texas law, saying that the proposed ordinance violates the state constitution.
The court’s ruling says that the ordinance will violate the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of expression, freedom of association, and freedom of the press.
The state law was approved by voters in November, and the Texas Association of Chiefs of Police has said that it would not implement the proposed measure.