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HPD Officer Injured in Drug Sting

Posted on · A nationwide round-up of drug cartel suspects resulted in the shooting of a Houston police officer. The officer's injuries are not life-threatening and he's expected to make a complete recovery. Laurie Johnson reports.

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Reaction Over Another DOJ Request

Posted on · There is another call for a Justice Department investigation of the Houston Police Department. The Greater Houston Coalition for Justice claims there is an apparent culture of lawlessness in the HPD that needs to end. Pat Hernandez has more.

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Teaming Up Against Drunk Driving

Posted on · Harris County leads the nation when it comes to DWI fatalities. It is looking for ways to stop it and protect other drivers. A new effort is unveiled aimed at making the streets of Houston safer by getting drunk drivers off the road. Pat Hernandez has more.

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Police Feeling Effects of Prop 3 Defeat

Posted on · The Houston Police Department is already feeling the effects of not having red light cameras. The red light fines brought in 10-million dollars to the police department each year. Bill Stamps has more.

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Breaking the Language Barrier

Posted on · Houston's growing Asian community prompts a call for more crime prevention. The Houston Police Department announces a new partnership to help Asian-Americans who live and work in the Sharpstown area. Pat Hernandez has more.

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HPD Goes After Domestic Violence Offenders

Posted on · The month of October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Houston Police Department takes an active role against domestic violence all year but this month officers have been especially active. Bill Stamps has more.

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Anti-Terror Training Platform

Posted on · The newest training tool of the Houston Police Department is a big old jet airliner. The HPD unveils a decommissioned Boeing 737 that will be used to train law enforcement in tactical response to airport emergencies. It comes to houston at no cost to taxpayers. Pat Hernandez has more.

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Grand Jury Indicts Four Officers

Posted on · The Harris County grand jury has indicted four former Houston police officers on charges related to the arrest of a burglary suspect earlier this year. The incident was caught on the surveillance tape of a nearby storage facility. Bill Stamps has more.

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Police History and Memories

Posted on · Hundreds are on hand as the Houston Police Department Museum and Officers Memorial is opened. Some of the artifacts on display include a police helicopter suspended overhead, badges and some effects from slain officers and memorabilia for sale. Pat Hernandez has more.

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Council Questions Police Brutality

Posted on · Two highly publicized allegations of abuse in the Houston Police Department prompt some city councilmembers to call for a Citizen Review of HPD. But Mayor Annise Parker says no one should jump to conclusions about the department and instead wait for the results of an ongoing investigation. Laurie Johnson reports.

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One House at a Time

Posted on · Some Houston police officers trade their uniforms for work clothes. They're spending this week repairing the southeast Houston home of an elderly resident. The effort is possible through a non-profit organization that provides home repair services for older low-income residents. Pat Hernandez has more.

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An Exclusive Club of Survivors

Posted on · After more than 30-years as an officer, acting Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland is on hand to congratulate several officers who moved up the department ranks in a formal ceremony at the training academy. Two officers were also inducted into an exclusive club of survivors. Pat Hernandez has more.

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HPD’s March On Crime

Posted on · The Houston Police Department has kicked-off another March on Crime campaign. Rod Rice reports it is the 26th year for the annual program.

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Police Labor Contract Expires Soon

Posted on · The current labor contract between the Houston Police Officers Union and the City expires in June. Contract negotiations are often a messy battle — but the depressed economy may actually make it easier to come to terms. As Laurie Johnson reports — both sides are already in discussions on the future of the contract.