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3 Harris County Sheriff’s Office employees indicted in assault cases

A grand jury indicted three Harris County Sheriff’s Office employees in separate assault cases dating back to 2015 and 2016, according to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.Sgt. Marco Carrizales, 37, was indicted for aggravated assault by a p… Continue reading

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Hearing set for Friday in wrongful death suit in John Hernandez case

A hearing is scheduled for Friday in connection with the wrongful death lawsuit filed against a former Harris County deputy and her husband in the death of a man outside a Sheldon restaurant earlier this year.Attorneys for the family of John Hernandez … Continue reading

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Rape victim sues city of Houston over backlog of untested rape kits

A rape victim is filing a class-action lawsuit against the city of Houston over a backlog of untested rape kits.The woman claims the city did not test thousands of rape kits, and she said if the kits had been tested, her assault, and others, could have… Continue reading

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Former officer accused of stealing $2,400 from dead man indicted on theft charges

A former police officer was indicted for felony theft Wednesday.Linnard Crouch, 41, turned himself in to the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office at about 3:15 p.m.A former Texas City Police Department officer, Crouch is accused of stealing more than $2,4… Continue reading

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Brookshire mayor under scrutiny after turning himself in

The mayor of Brookshire surrendered after a warrant for his arrest was issued late last week, Channel 2 Investigates has learned.Eric Scott, mayor of the small town of approximately 5,500 people, was released on a personal recognizance bond, according … Continue reading

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HPD officer involved in SE Houston crash, police say

A Houston Police Department officer was hospitalized Monday night after being involved in a crash in southeast Houston, police said.The crash happened at 9:04 p.m. near Cullen Boulevard and Pederson Road.Police said the officer was taken to Memorial He… Continue reading

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HPD officers involved in 2-vehicle crash in SE Houston

Two Houston Police Department officers were involved in a two-vehicle crash Sunday night in southeast Houston, police said.The crash was reported at 6:58 p.m. in the 800 block of S. Wayside Drive.Police said the officers were taken to a hospital.It is … Continue reading

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Man shot to death by La Porte officer after refusing to drop shotgun

A man was killed by La Porte police Aug. 28 after pointing a shotgun at officers, authorities said.Just before midnight, police responded to reports of a disturbance between neighbors in the 3800 block of Barracuda Lane.When officers arrived, a man was… Continue reading

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Former Galveston ISD teacher accused of having sex with high school student

A former Galveston Independent School District teacher is facing sexual assault and improper relationship between educator and student charges after investigators said he was involved in a relationship with a 16-year-old student at Galveston Ball High … Continue reading

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Galveston deputy accused of assaulting girlfriend, investigators say

A 32-year-old Galveston County Sheriff’s Deputy was arrested for assaulting his 22-year-old girlfriend on Tuesday, according to investigators.Fred Boas and his girlfriend got into an argument at Boas’ apartment in the 200 block of Market Street on Aug…. Continue reading

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Former HPD officer among those arrested in prostitution sting

A former Houston police officer and more than 250 sex buyers and traffickers were arrested on prostitution charges during a monthlong sting by the Houston Police Department and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.A national coalition of law enforcement … Continue reading

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Police: Chase that began in Houston ends with fatal crash in Stafford

A police chase in southwest Houston on Thursday ended in a fatal crash in Stafford, according to authorities.Houston police said the chase began in the 11000 block of South Sam Houston Parkway and ended in the 10200 block of West Airport Road.Police sa… Continue reading

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HPD officer relieved of duty after DWI charge, officials say

A Houston Police Department officer has been relieved of duty after being charged with DWI Tuesday.Stacey Ann Suro, 47, was relieved of duty with pay pending the outcome of an investigation, according to authorities.Suro was previously demoted from ser… Continue reading

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DNA evidence in 19-year-old case found in former Houston Forensic Science employee’s office

DNA evidence in a 19-year-old sexual assault case was found Wednesday in the Houston Forensic Science Center.Officials with the HFSC said it was found in a former staff member’s office.Officials said the employee analyzed the evidence in 2005. The evid… Continue reading

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‘I feel like I was raped,’ woman says of invasive roadside strip search

A woman suing the Harris County Sheriff’s Office over a roadside strip search says newly-released dashcam video will prove her case.The dashcam video was recorded two years ago, but Charnesia Corley said she still feels the pain of what happened that n… Continue reading

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Humble ISD police officer accused of child-porn possession faces judge

An Humble Independent School District police officer accused of having thousands of images of child pornography faced a judge Monday.Authorities made the discovery after 48-year-old Jeffrey Clark interviewed for a job as a Harris County Precinct 4 depu… Continue reading

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4 officers taken to hospital after 2 patrol units run into each other, police say

Four Houston Police Department officers were taken to the hospital after a crash Friday, according to authorities.Two patrol units were en route to a call when they ran into each other, police said. There were two officers in each vehicle.No other vehi… Continue reading

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Officer let drunk driver convicted of killing Pearland officer go free after other crash, woman says

The Houston Police Department has launched an internal affairs investigation into an officer accused of letting Amber Willemsen go free after reports that she may have been driving drunk and caused a hit-and-run crash in June 2015.Willemsen is the woma… Continue reading

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Job interview leads to child porn allegations against Humble ISD police officer

A Humble Independent School District police officer applying for a position in the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office is facing child pornography charges after investigators said red flags were raised during the job interview process.Jeffrey W… Continue reading

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Chauna Thompson, deputy terminated in wake of Denny’s choking death, appeals firing

Chauna Thompson, the deputy terminated by the Harris Co. Sheriff’s Office in the wake of John Hernandez’s choking death at a Denny’s restaurant, is appealing her firing.Thompson’s attorney filed the appeal Friday, saying Thompson “denies the truth of t… Continue reading

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