Criminal Justice

DA Announces New Charges Against Officers, Supervisors At The Center Of A Deadly Houston Drug Raid

Posted on · In total, six former members of HPD's narcotics division were alleged to be involved in schemes that included lying about confidential informants and using false information to obtain search warrants.

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Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Changes In Reporting On ICU Capacity, And Police Oversight Board Member Discusses Potential Reforms (June 30, 2020)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Why the Texas Medical Center changed how it's reporting ICU bed capacity, the Supreme Court invalidates a Louisiana abortion law, Fort Bend County Judge KP George answers questions, and a conversation with a member of the local police oversight board.

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Wednesday’s Show: Wage Theft In A Pandemic, And UH President Renu Khator (April 22, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: Fighting wage theft in a pandemic, a conversation with UH President Dr. Renu Khator, our weekly political roundup, and a socially-distanced edition of The Full Menu.

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Tuesday’s Show: Lessons From Houston’s Past Emergencies, And Chief Art Acevedo (April 7, 2020)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: How lessons from our floods and chemical disasters in recent years are coming in handy in the coronavirus pandemic, HPD Chief Art Acevedo answers your questions, advice for dealing with cabin fever, and The Alley Theatre's streaming video production of 1984.

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Tuesday’s Show: Preventing HPD Officer’s Death, And Redrawing The Tree Of Life (Dec. 17, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: HPD Chief Art Acevedo says a simple piece of legislation could've prevented an officer's murder last week. We learn about the day-to-day dangers of mercury after a recent spill. We look back at a Houston researcher's work that changed the way we see all life on earth. And we learn how local businesses are fairing during the critical holiday retail season.

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Thursday’s Show: HPD’s New Drug Raid Policy, And I-45 Project Concerns (Oct. 24, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: HPD's new policy for serving high-risk warrants in drug cases, citizens share their concerns about TxDOT's plans for improving I-45, and the challenge of being a strong-willed woman in communities of faith.

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Full Show: Modi’s Visit, And HPD Chief Art Acevedo (Sept. 23, 2019)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: Recapping the controversial visit by India's prime minister Narendra Modi, HPD Chief Art Acevedo answers your questions, ask the veterinarian, and an update on Houston sports.