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News Releases

Harris County Grand Jury Indicts Baytown Police Officer for Aggravated Assault in Pamela Turner’s shooting

September 14, 2020  A Harris County grand jury indicted Baytown Police Officer Juan Delacruz Monday for the death of 44-year-old Pamela Turner. …

Statement from Harris County District Attorney on Nicolas Chavez

September 10, 2020  The following is a statement from Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg regarding the shooting death of Nicolas Chavez: I met…

Baytown Police Officer indicted for Assault in videotaped arrest

September 2, 2020  A Harris County grand jury Wednesday indicted a Baytown Police officer who was fired for striking a bystander who was with a…

Two oil and gas fraudsters sentenced to prison in $1.6 million scam

September 1, 2020  Two repeat offenders who were partners in a bogus oil and gas business have each been sentenced to prison for their roles in a…

Charges dismissed against man convicted on false testimony by then HPD Officer Gerald Goines

August 18, 2020 Judge Ramona Franklin, of the 338th District Court, has signed District Attorney Kim Ogg’s motion to dismiss Otis Mallet Jr.’s 2008…

Former TSU law school assistant dean charged with theft

August 10, 2020 A former assistant dean of admissions and financial aid at TSU’s law school was charged with theft Monday for a scheme in which he…

Houston man sentenced to nine years in prison for identity theft

August 4, 2020 A Houston man was sentenced to nine years in prison for organized crime involving an identity theft scheme, Harris County District…

Harris County Grand Jury indicts six former HPD officers

July 31, 2020  A grand jury Thursday indicted six retired Houston Police officers for 17 felonies, determining there was sufficient evidence for the…

Repeat offender gets three years in prison for beating dog

July 22, 2020  A Houston man with a history of violence was sentenced to three years in prison for hitting and choking a dog, Harris County District…

Texas high court sides with prosecutors and defense lawyers to declare man Actually Innocent

July 8, 2020  The state’s highest court agreed with prosecutors and defense lawyers by declaring a man actually innocent who was arrested a dozen…