Ken Paxton’s accident in his office attracted a lot of public attention. This article contains information on the suspects.
Ken Paxton, an American lawyer and politician, has served as Attorney General of Texas in Texas since January 2015.
Prior to his role as Texas Attorney General, Paxton served in the Texas House of Representatives.
Paxton has been affiliated with the Republican Party for most of his career and has had to deal with many legal and political disputes.
Prior to his appointment as Texas Attorney General, Paxton served as a Texas State Senate for the 8th District and as a Texas State Rep for the 70th District.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Accident At Office
After the allegations against him and subsequent order to preserve documents and evidence related to the allegations, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was faced with another incident in his office.
The Texas Department of Public Safety conducted an investigation and determined that the fire which occurred only hours after the allegations was not intentional.
Video surveillance released by Paxton’s office shows flames erupting from a trash bin before they are extinguished.
Despite the fact that it has been established that the fire wasn’t deliberately started, Paxton is not happy with the way the media covered the incident.
Paxton condemned the irresponsible speculation of journalists and public figures.
He demanded retractions and apology from those who spread what he deemed false disinformation regarding the incident.
The Attorney-General’s Office shared videos on Twitter and informed the public about a dumpster fire that was intentionally started at around 6:30 pm Wednesday.
The police asked the public for help in identifying the person responsible for the crime.
The Texas Department of Public Safety requested that the Austin Fire Department’s Arson Investigators collect samples and send them to a state laboratory.
Woman Arrested In Connection To Fire Outside Texas AG Office
According to the Texas Attorney General’s Office, an individual has been arrested for setting a dumpster on fire outside of their office.
The office of Ken Paxton (Texas Attorney General) announced in a tweet that the Texas Department of Public Safety had arrested a woman aged 42 years old for the incident.
Accordingly to reports, a woman arrested for the fire in the dumpster has been charged with criminal damage up to $25,000 but not more than $30,000.
Authorities concluded that the fire was unintentional because of the circumstances, including the actions captured by surveillance cameras.
Although the fire was an accident, the decision to charge her with criminal mischief indicates that the fire caused significant damage or destruction.
The dumpster blaze, which was caused by an unintentional cigarette, has added another layer to the ongoing story of internal conflict between Attorney General Ken Paxton and the Texas House.
The incident was harmless, but it intensified tensions in the Capitol.
Former employees claim that they were terminated by the Republican Attorney-General in 2020, after reporting to authorities a variety of alleged misconduct.