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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

District Attorney offers thoughts on officer involved shootings

May 19, 2020  Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg on Tuesday released a video explaining the extensive process that goes into investigating…

Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg urges internet awareness to protect against cyber scams

May 6, 2020  As society depends more on the internet for shopping and other matters during the COVID-19 crisis, Harris County District Attorney Kim…

Harris County District Attorney warns about unattended children drowning in bathtubs and pools

April 30, 2020  The Harris County District Attorney’s Office on Thursday warned against allowing children being left alone in the bathtub or allowed…

District Attorney Kim Ogg celebrates Earth Day with renewed focus on illegal dumping and environmental crimes

April 22, 2020  The Harris County District Attorney’s Office is celebrating Earth Day by reminding citizens that the District Attorney’s…

District Attorney Kim Ogg commemorates National Crime Victims’ Rights Week 2020

April 22, 2020  The Harris County District Attorney’s Office is commemorating National Crime Victims’ Rights Week by reminding victims and their…

Highest Criminal Court in Texas issues warrant for Harris County career criminal released on $500 bail

April 17, 2020  The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, the state’s highest criminal court, took the rare step on Friday of issuing an arrest warrant…

Prosecutors agree that death row inmate is not eligible to be executed because of intellectual disability

April 13, 2020  Prosecutors said Monday that a man who has been on death row for almost 20 years cannot be executed because he is intellectually…

Houston serial killer sentenced to death

March 10, 2020 After five hours of deliberation, a Harris County jury decided Tuesday that serial killer Lucky Ward should be sentenced to death for…

District Attorney Kim Ogg: 69 Defendants may have been convicted on false evidence presented by former HPD Narcotics Officer Gerald Goines.

February 26, 2020  Prosecutors have identified 69 individuals who may have been convicted on false evidence from former Houston Police narcotics…

New program implemented by Harris County District Attorney puts more prosecutors in courts free to taxpayers

February 24, 2020  The Harris County District Attorney’s Office has partnered with four of Houston’s most prominent law firms to let recently…