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Texas Penal Code: 37.08. False Report to Peace Officer

(a) A person commits an offense if, with intent to deceive, he knowingly makes a false statement that is material to a criminal investigation and makes the statement to:

(1) a peace officer or federal special investigator conducting the investigation;
(2) any employee of a law enforcement agency that is authorized by the agency to conduct the investigation and that the actor knows is conducting the investigation; or
(3) a corrections officer or jailer.

(b) In this section, “law enforcement agency” has the meaning assigned by Article 59.01, Code of Criminal Procedure.

(c) An offense under this section is a Class B misdemeanor.

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*** NOTICE:  The Public Integrity Unit (PIU) statute only applies to State Officers or State Employees.  The PIU statute also applies to particular offenses, including the entirety of Title 8 of the Texas Penal Code and Title 15 Texas Election Code offenses committed in connection with a state office campaign or an election on a proposed constitutional election.  Additionally, the PIU statute includes any criminal offenses listed in the Government Code under chapters 301, 302, 571, 572, or 2004 committed by state officers or state employees and chapter 573 for an offense by a state officer.   

State Officer Examples:  Legislators, Supreme Court Justices, District Attorneys, State Agency Executives.
State Employee Examples:  State University employees, state police officers, Texas Department of Criminal Justice employees, etc.