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Multi Agency Operation Nets Arrest Of 164 Parolees In Harris And Surrounding Counties

HPD Chief Art Acevedo says it’s a first step based on regional cooperation.

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo briefs local media about a multi-agency regional operation conducted fron November 5 to November 18, 2018, that focused on arresting people who had violated the terms of their paroles.

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo announced Tuesday that a recent multi-agency regional operation resulted in the arrest of 164 individuals who had open parole violation warrants.

The operation went from November 5 until November 18. Besides the Houston Police Department, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office participated in it, as well as Sheriff’s Offices from surrounding counties such as Chambers, Galveston, Montgomery and Waller.

Deputies with the Constable’s Offices for Harris County’s Precincts 3, 4 and 8, also participated in the operation.

Acevedo explained representatives from the law enforcement agencies involved in the operation met in mid-September to plan a regional approach to handling parolees who have violated their terms.

He added the plan is to conduct similar operations on a quarterly basis. “This is a beginning,” noted Acevedo, “this is the first of a collective regional effort to hold parolees accountable.”

The Police Chief also highlighted the Texas Department of Criminal Justice is now sending immediate warnings about high risk parolees who are violating the terms of their parole to HPD’s Real Time Crime Center, which is located at the department’s headquarters in downtown Houston.

You can see booking photos of the arrested parolees here.

You can watch Chief Acevedo’s press conference here:

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Alvaro ‘Al’ Ortiz

Alvaro ‘Al’ Ortiz

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Alvaro 'Al' Ortiz is originally from Spain. He worked for several years in his home country and gained experience in all varieties of journalism, from wire services to print, as well as broadcast news and digital reporting. In 2001, Al came to the United States to pursue a Master's degree...

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