HPD has plenty of problems–sexual harassment, forged tickets, neglected homicides–but the overarching one is denial.
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New police technology has the potential to make police encounters safer for innocent civilians, not just officers.
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.
Observer associate editor Forrest Wilder tells us everything we’d possibly want to know about Prop 6, which some claim is a solution to Texas’ water woes.
An off-duty Conroe police sergeant has been indicted for apparently shooting a teen in the back of the head. A Harris County grand jury hasn’t indicted an officer for a shooting in more than four years.
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 […]
Houston’s old DA made having less than 1/100 gram of crack a misdemeanor. The new DA brought back the trace felony, and questions about unequal enforcement.
The Houston Chronicle reported today that the U.S. Justice Department is investigating six relatively recent cases of shootings or alleged use of force violations […]