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

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…

More officers indicted in fatal Harding Street Raid; charges include murder, organized criminal activity

January 25, 2021 A Harris County grand jury indicted a Houston Police officer for murder, and five others who are or have served on the force, for…

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…