FACT SHEET – Law Enforcement Alliance of America (LEAA)
Controversial front group bankrolling TV ads for Phil Bryant
The Law Enforcement Alliance of America, considered a “Stealth PAC” by the consumer advocacy organization, Public Citizen, presently is running an estimated 250K dollar statewide independent expenditure TV advertising campaign in support of Phil Bryant.
The LEAA’s attempts to influence political contests have often been accompanied by controversies, frequently involving alleged campaign finance irregularities.
The LEAA has figured in a Texas investigation into whether the Texas Association of Business (TAB) and Texans for a Republican Majority (TRMPAC), established by disgraced former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom Delay (R), illegally influenced the outcome of the 2002 state legislative elections in Texas through the use of money laundering violating Texas law.
The LEAA has repeatedly worked against respected national police organizations. Their positions on issues have consistently been contrary to those of the major national and state law enforcement organizations in this country.
International Association of Chiefs of Police
Major Cities Chiefs Association
National Association of Police Organizations
National Fraternal Order of Police
National Sheriff’s Association
Jamie Franks Campaign Release