Texas Penal Code - PENAL § 39.05. Failure to Report Death of Prisoner




(a) A person commits an offense if the person is required to conduct an investigation and file a report by Article 49.18, Code of Criminal Procedure , and the person fails to investigate the death, fails to file the report as required, or fails to include in a filed report facts known or discovered in the investigation.

(b) A person commits an offense if the person is required by Section 501.055, Government Code , to:

(1) give notice of the death of an inmate and the person fails to give the notice;  or

(2) conduct an investigation and file a report and the person:

(A) fails to conduct the investigation or file the report;  or

(B) fails to include in the report facts known to the person or discovered by the person in the investigation.

(c) An offense under this section is a Class B misdemeanor.





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