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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

Spring man convicted of murder for hire, sentenced to life in prison

May 4, 2021  A Spring man who tried twice to hire a hitman to kill his ex-girlfriend in 2019 was sentenced to life in prison after a week-long trial…

MS-13’s “Terror” sentenced to life in prison for killing witness

May 1, 2021  Douglas Alexander Herrera-Hernandez, a member of the MS-13 gang, was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole after being…

Harris County Grand Jury declines to indict deputy in shooting

April 30, 2021 A Harris County grand jury on Friday declined to indict a sheriff’s deputy for the 2020 fatal shooting of Missouri City resident…

Galena Park man sentenced to 45 years for stabbing wife

April 22, 2021 A Galena Park man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for fatally stabbing his wife in front of their young daughter on the…

Statement from District Attorney Kim Ogg on the Derek Chauvin verdict

April 20, 2021 Justice is a process and these jurors showed tremendous courage in reaching a just verdict.  Millions saw the video, which we all…

Grand Jury determines that attack at salon was a hate crime

April 16, 2021  A grand jury has concluded that a woman accused of assaulting the owner of Uptown Beauty Salon was motivated by race and indicted…

Man gets 45 years for stabbing attack, has history of animal abuse

March 31, 2021 A man was sentenced to 45 years in prison for stabbing a day laborer in a random act of violence, Harris County District Attorney Kim…

Street racing crackdown nets more than 200 arrests

March 25, 2021 More than 200 people were arrested on charges ranging from DWI to reckless driving during a county-wide crackdown on illegal street…

Ogg Statement on New HPD Chief

March 18, 2021  I applaud the choice of Troy Finner to lead the Houston Police Department. I’ve known Chief Finner since 1994. Back then we worked…

District Attorney Kim Ogg agrees longest serving inmate facing death should get new punishment hearing

February 1, 2021 The longest-serving inmate on death row should be given a new punishment hearing, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced…