The Texas Department of Public safety is responding to questions surrounding items that were discovered at the Capitol before debate over a controversial abortion bill last month.
On July 12, DPS issued a statement saying officers found suspected jars of human waste, paint and glitter.
For a brief time, officers were seizing feminine hygiene products from people attempting to enter the Senate gallery. There were reports that protesters planned to throw them on the Senate floor.
Media requests for more details about the items were declined, until Monday, when the department released 144 pages of emails and text messages related to the incident.
Officers said they didn't keep any of the items as evidence and didn't take the names of the people allegedly in possession of them. There are several text messages between officers indicating they hadn't seen any urine or feces.
There were three photos included -- two of paint jars and one of bricks in the capitol extension.
DPS director Steve McCraw said officers didn't take pictures of the other items because they were instructed to throw them away.