December 07, 2023

Congressman Castro Responds to Texas DPS Investigation into Operation Lone Star Abuses

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement in response to reports that the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) cleared itself of wrongdoing after allegations of abuse associated with Operation Lone Star:

“The cruelty of Operation Lone Star is well-documented. Individual DPS troopers risked their careers to blow the whistle about the abuses that are part of Operation Lone Star, and their accounts align with what asylum-seekers have also said,” said Congressman Castro “We have to remember that senior leaders at the Texas DPS lied about Uvalde. Operation Lone Star is a political stunt, and DPS leaders have become little more than spokespeople for Governor Abbott. They've lost all credibility, and there is no reason to trust that they can honestly investigate themselves.”