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Statement from DA Kim Ogg regarding DOJ declining federal charges against FBI agent

September 4, 2019 

The following is a statement from Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg regarding a Houston Chronicle report on the U.S. Attorney declining to proceed with charges against an FBI agent who shot a hostage victim during a raid on January 25, 2018: 

“We deferred to the Department of Justice on this matter because the shooter was an FBI agent. 

Now that the U.S. Attorney’s Office has declined to file federal charges, the District Attorney’s Office has an independent obligation to present this matter to a local grand jury to determine if state criminal charges are warranted.

Our Civil Rights Division is reviewing the case.”