HCDA Banner


Statement on the verdict in the trial for Houston Police Sgt. Sean Rios

Houston police Sgt. Sean Rios

November 15, 2022

"We are deeply disappointed with the verdict in this case, and we saw the evidence differently than the jury, and though we cannot agree with the jury’s decision, we appreciate their time and service. Our hearts remain with Sean Rios’s widow and four children, who will now grow up without their father. Officer Rios spent his time here on Earth serving and protecting the people of Houston, and he gave his life in that noble effort. He will always be remembered for the hero that he was."

– David Mitcham, First Assistant of the Harris County District Attorney’s Office