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Lawyer Suggests Tragic Double Murder Could Have Been Prevented

Posted on · As Houston police sort through evidence in a tragic double-murder earlier this week, a local attorney who represented Andrea Yates says he thinks the crime could have been prevented. Cameron Dorsey has been charged in the murder of his great-grandfather and aunt, but George Parnham says authorities may have run out of options in identifying serious mental health issues that could have contributed to the crime.

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HPD Streamlines DWI Cases

Posted on · The Houston Police Department has new tools in its arsenal against drunk drivers. HPD will now use four processing centers to test and book DWI suspects and cut down on the time officers spend on such cases.

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HPD Up To Date On Citizen Right to Video Their Activities

Posted on · The videotape of the Rodney King beating in Los Angeles twenty years ago brought that incident to public scrutiny. And there was the recent closer-to-home case of Chad Holley here in Houston. Although challenged over the years, the courts say that citizen recording of police activity is permissible.

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HPD Announces New Ministers Partnership

Posted on · The Houston Police Department says a new program aimed at uniting area ministers and HPD under one group against crime is a positive step. But some ministers say it's an attempt by the police department to silence clergy who don't agree with HPD policies.

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March On Crime Focuses On Prevention

Posted on · Houston Mayor Annise Parker joined police Chief Charles Mcclelland to help kick off the department's annual "March on Crime" initiative. During the month of March, HPD sends patrol officers throughout the city to spread the word about crime prevention.

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Blue Santa Rides Again

Posted on · The Houston Police Department spreads holiday cheer to disadvantaged children through its "Blue Santa" program. The department's holiday charity raises money to buy bicycles for the kids.

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Worst Case Scenario

Posted on · Houston's top cop Charles McClelland has presented a plan that calls for the possible layoff of officers and civilian employees. All city department heads had to submit proposals to cut expenses because of the multimillion dollar shortfall. Pat Hernandez has more.