Harris County Courtroom

Police

Assault charges dropped against two Baytown police officers alleged to have beaten man in 2019

Posted on · Court records show that Samuel Serrett and Teddy Sims, both 30 years old, participated in a pretrial diversion program that will prevent them from again working as law enforcement officers in Texas. A third officer still faces a criminal charge for allegedly assaulting Kendric Crawford, 50, when he was stopped by police and arrested on a charge that subsequently was dismissed.

Kim Ogg Sean Teare

Election 2024

Kim Ogg, Sean Teare trade charges of interest conflicts and toxic behavior in the Democratic primary for Harris County DA

Posted on · Kim Ogg is fighting to become the longest-serving Harris County District Attorney in nearly a quarter century. Former prosecutor Sean Teare accuses Ogg of breaking the office.

League City Police Vehicle

Local

League City increases police presence at schools in response to concerns about missing teens from Wyoming

Posted on · The League City Police Department said it has found no credible threats related to the 16-year-old boys who allegedly stole two guns and a car last week before fleeing their hometown in Wyoming. But the Houston-area suburb is still beefing up security at its schools this week in response to concerns among community members.

Bissonnet Gate

Law Enforcement

Houston’s effort to curb human trafficking on Bissonnet Track bolstered by road-blocking gates

Posted on · The Houston Police Department began placing nightly barricades on part of Bissonnet Street in southwest Houston last May. Prostitution and related crime in the area has since diminished significantly, according to Houston City Council member Edward Pollard.

JOHN WHITMIRE HOUSTON MAYORAL INAUGURATION 2024

Law Enforcement

Houston-area law enforcement agencies rally behind Whitmire’s call for greater coordination to fight crime

Posted on · Houston Mayor John Whitmire is looking to increase the number of officers capable of responding to local calls for help while holding down cost increases. That will be a challenge.

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