Lawyer plans to sue West, hopes for repeal of sex offender restrictions
Posted: Friday, February 5, 2016 7:01 pm | Updated: 1:04 am, Sat Feb 6, 2016.
By STEPHANIE BUTTS email@example.comWaco Tribune-Herald
Denton attorney Richard Gladden plans to sue the city of West within the month on behalf of an advocacy group, claiming the council violated state law by enacting a city ordinance restricting where sex offenders may live within city limits. West is one of 46 general-law cities that received letters of intent from Gladden in November on behalf of the Texas Voices for Reason and Justice, a nonprofit that advocates for better legislation regarding the sex offender registry and restrictive ordinances. West’s sex offender ordinance prohibits any individual who is required to register with a local law enforcement agency for a violation involving a child 17 or younger from living within 2,000 feet of locations where children normally gather.