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6/29/05-Austin

Newspaper Report Claims East Texas DPS Cadet's Death Was Preventable

Could the death of an East Texas DPS cadet have been prevented? It's a question investigators are looking in to after a report in Wednesday's Dallas Morning News.

The newspaper claims two DPS supervisors overseeing a boxing drill, were warned Jimmy Ray Carty, Jr. of Grand Saline was overmatched.  Carty died last month of a head injury he suffered during the boxing drill. The Dallas Morning News cited records that show a supervisor had asked Carty be placed against a different recruit.

A DPS spokeswoman told us, the department is also working to determine if any aspects of the drill can be changed or made safer.

Maya Golden reporting, mgolden@kltv.com

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