Houston police kill an average of one person every three weeks. According to all evaluating groups, they also never make mistakes.
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Recent stories from diverse parts of Texas suggest that increased awareness, public pressure and new technology are creating more accountability for law enforcement officers engage in police brutality.
After a black police officer kills a white war hero, a town begins its murky search for justice.
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.
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.
In this episode, we hear how an 8-month Observer investigation of HPD shows that police brutality goes largely unpunished in Houston.
The Houston Police Department rarely punishes its officers for excessive force.