COVID-19

Essential and Continuing Operations / COVID19: In the interest of the health and safety of our staff and the community, our offices will remain closed to the public, and most of the agency’s prosecutors and staff will work remotely, until further notice. The HCDAO continues to perform key functions in the county criminal justice system and will do so during the Covid-19 pandemic. Click Here for More Information

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News Releases

Fired Harris County Health doctor charged with stealing vial of COVID-19 vaccine

January 21, 2021 A Harris County Public Health doctor is being charged with Theft by a Public Servant, for taking a vial of COVID-19 vaccine, Harris…

District Attorney Investigator dies after contracting COVID-19

January 13, 2021 The Harris County District Attorney’s Office is grieving the death of DA investigator Richard Sepolio, who died Wednesday after a…

2021 Inauguration Ceremony

DA Kim Ogg joins her bureau leadership to give her inaugural address and swear in HCDAO employees virtually.  Take a moment to watch the 2021…

Harris County DA Kim Ogg adds community law enforcement professional to leadership team

January 5, 2021  Master Peace Officer Dr. Trina Burkes-Jones, who has a total of 30 years of professional law enforcement and investigative…

Former Houston Police captain charged with holding repairman at gunpoint in bogus voter-fraud conspiracy

December 15, 2020 Former Houston Police Capt. Mark Anthony Aguirre, who went to authorities with pre-election claims that a massive voter fraud…

Three indicted for roles in fraudulent election schemes

December 11, 2020  Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced that a Grand Jury indicted three people Friday in two different failed schemes…

Fugitive accused of murder in 2018 Pasadena shooting arrested after fleeing the country

December 7, 2020  Oscar Aristides Garcia, 33, has been arrested in connection with a 2018 shooting death. Garcia was charged with murder after…

Parole denied for gang member convicted for 1993 murders of Jennifer Ertman and Elizabeth Peńa

November 14, 2020  State officials have denied parole for Venancio Medellin, the youngest of six gang members convicted of the vicious rapes and…

Alief man sentenced to life in prison without parole for child molestation

October 31, 2020  Jose Isidro Flores Murillo, 52, was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole for continuous sexual assault of a child,…

25-year-old man gets 60 years for sexually assaulting child in Tomball

October 12, 2020 Glenis Dionicio Cordova-Lopez, 25, was sentenced to 60 years in prison for aggravated sexual assault of a child, Harris County…