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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

Harris County DA, HPD and Crime Stoppers partner to stop celebratory gun violence

December 31, 2019  The Harris County District Attorney’s Office, Houston Police Department and Crime Stoppers of Houston are partnering to stop…

New Murder Charge in Scheerhoorn Case

December 20, 2019  Through the joint efforts of the Houston Police Department, the Innocence Project of Texas, and the Harris County District…

Houston man sentenced to 6 years for stomping an orange tabby to death

December 4, 2019  A 22-year-old Houston man was sentenced to six years in prison for stomping his girlfriend’s orange tabby cat to death, Harris…

Former Cypress-Fairbanks ISD officer pleads guilty to raping a 12-year-old

December 3, 2019  A former Cypress-Fairbanks ISD police officer is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to…

District Attorney returns more than $2 million to victims after overhauling restitution system

December 2, 2019  Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg has returned more than $2 million to crime victims so far this year after modernizing a…

Harris County District Attorney’s Office Supports Bail for Lydell Grant Based on New DNA Evidence

Prosecutors will ask State District Judge George Powell Tuesday to grant Lydell Grant bail with reasonable conditions based on new DNA evidence,…

District Attorney fires prosecutor for asking about victim’s immigration status

November 8, 2019  Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said that following an internal review, she has fired a prosecutor who asked police…

Killer sentenced to 75 years after jury rejects “sleepwalking” defense

November 8, 2019  A Houston husband who murdered his wife and claimed he was “sleepwalking” when he shot her six times was sentenced Friday to 75…

Jury puts sexual predator who abused children behind bars

November 7, 2019  A sexual predator diagnosed with pedophilic disorder, a lifelong condition, was committed to a lockdown facility, where he will…

Contractor sentenced to 10 years in prison in construction fraud case

October 30, 2019  A Central Texas man, who took hundreds of thousands of dollars to build barns around the state that were never finished, pleaded…