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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 charges two officers in Harding Street raid

August 23, 2019  A former Houston Police officer is charged with two felony murders and another with felony tampering with evidence, for their roles…

DA partners up to divert Fifth Ward juveniles out of criminal justice system

August 7, 2019 The Harris County District Attorney’s Office has joined with community partners to divert 70 to 100 young people a year from Houston’…

Upgraded charge filed in death of four-year-old Maleah Davis

August 5, 2019  Derion Vence was charged Monday with a first-degree felony, punishable by up to life in prison, in the death of four-year-old Maleah…

Retiree sentenced to prison for shooting lawyer over parking space

August 1, 2019  A 69-year-old man who fatally shot a Houston attorney over a disabled parking space has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, Harris…

Funding Won for More Civil Rights Prosecutors; Harding St. investigation to move rapidly

July 31, 2019  Following a 5-0 vote by Harris County Commissioner's Court late yesterday afternoon, District Attorney Kim Ogg is adding seven…

Raw Sonic Hamburger Fraud Scheme Busted

July 26, 2019  A grand jury indicted a former Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice lieutenant for a scheme in which she tricked Sonic out of more than $…

DA Kim Ogg statement on recent Harding Street developments:

July 25, 2019  We will get to the truth, and while we welcome any information about the incident that unfolded on Harding Street, we caution…

Grand jury indicts for tampering with corpse in Maleah Davis death

July 25, 2019  A grand jury indicted Derion M. Vence for tampering with the body of Maleah Davis, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced…

Grand injury indicts driver in death of child who died in hot daycare bus

July 23, 2019  A year to the day after a three-year-old boy died after being left in a daycare bus that sweltered in the summer heat, a grand jury…

Prosecutors dismiss poker room money-laundering charges; refer cases to FBI

July 16, 2019  Harris County prosecutors have dismissed charges against nine defendants who ran two Houston poker rooms, and have referred the cases…