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Tag Archives: Houston Police Department
Justice Advocate Emily Burton-Blank talks about her role in the Houston Police Department for providing support to survivors and investigators of sexual assault crimes.
For years, Texas cops left nearly 20,000 rape kits untested while perpetrators went free. Now some agencies are confronting that injustice.
HPD has plenty of problems–sexual harassment, forged tickets, neglected homicides–but the overarching one is denial.
Houston police kill an average of one person every three weeks. According to all evaluating groups, they also never make mistakes.
The Houston Police Department announced the results of its yearlong investigation into the shooting death of Brian Claunch, a mentally ill double amputee killed by an officer last September after refusing to drop a pen. HPD cleared the officer, Matthew Marin, of any wrongdoing, as have the FBI and a grand jury.
The Houston Police Department rarely punishes its officers for excessive force.
HPD’s discipline process, having evolved over decades of negotiations between the city and police union, now functions like a modern version of the notorious “code of silence.”
On Monday, a grand jury declined to indict the Houston police officer who in September shot and killed Brian Claunch, a mentally ill, wheelchair-bound […]