Posted on · The "Raise the Age" bill, would move 17-year-old offenders from the adult criminal justice system to its juvenile justice counterpart beginning 2021.
Posted on · Thousands of Texans are at risk of being arrested at any given moment for not paying fines often related to traffic offenses or other city ordinance violations, according to a recent report.
Posted on · The Sandra Bland Act would address race, poverty, mental health and accountability in law enforcement and corrections, its author says.
Posted on · Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick wants lawmakers to pass a $25 million grant program to pay for bulletproof vests for all patrol officers in Texas.
Posted on · The 2017 legislative session will open without former state Sen. Rodney Ellis, a 26-year lawmaker who became a criminal justice reform titan in the upper chamber.
Posted on · As their children slowly gathered on the other side of the gym, the 29 reserved men instantly transformed into 29 gleaming dads. For some of the fathers, this may be their only chance to see their children all year.
Posted on · "Comply, then complain" and similar phrases could become all too familiar to Texas' newest drivers, as lawmakers work this week to push two solutions to the rift between law enforcement officers and the communities they serve.
Posted on · The family of Sandra Bland — who died last year in a Waller County Jail cell — has reached a settlement with Texas officials in a wrongful death lawsuit, a lawyer for the family said Thursday.
Posted on · Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing Waller County over its ban on guns at its courthouse.
Posted on · Brian Encinia's arraignment on a perjury charge will be held in March, the Waller County District Clerk's office confirmed.
Posted on · Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Brian Encinia will appear in a Waller County courtroom on March 23 for his arraignment on a perjury charge related to his arrest of Sandra Bland, according to the county clerk
Posted on · A Waller County grand jury will meet again Wednesday to continue considering charges in connection with the arrest and death of Sandra Bland.