TX Gov. Rick Perry's legal team to issue statement - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports


TX Gov. Rick Perry's legal team to issue statement


Gov. Rick Perry's legal team will deliver a statement this afternoon, following the Texas governor's recent indictment by a grand jury on two felony counts related to his efforts to try and force a Democratic district attorney to resign after a DWI.

Perry is facing felony charges of coercion and official oppression, for publicly promising to veto $7.5 million for the state public integrity unit run.

There's no word yet on whether Perry will turn himself on on those charges. Earlier Monday, a judge overseeing the case said a warrant would not be issued. Instead, Perry was to receive a summons to appear, which has not been issued yet. 

Perry's legal team is expected to make a statement at 3 p.m. Central time. KSLA News 12 will stream that new conference live on ksla.com and o the KSLA News 12 mobile apps. 

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