Bellaire Police Department

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    August 28, 2014

    Trial Set For Case Against Bellaire Cop Who Shot Unarmed Black Man

    A federal judge has set a trial date for the civil suit against a white Bellaire police officer who shot an unarmed black man in his parents' driveway. A federal magistrate on Wednesday put Robbie Tolan's lawsuit against Bellaire police officer Jeffrey Cotton on course for a September 2015 trial, c ... More >>

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    June 17, 2014

    Federal Case Against Cop Who Shot Robbie Tolan Headed Back to Court

    A federal appeals court has sent a civil rights claim against a white Bellaire police officer who shot an unarmed black man in his parents' driveway back to trial court. Issued today by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the ruling revives a claim filed by Robbi ... More >>

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    December 26, 2012

    Harlem Harold Lewis: Man Charged in Christmas Eve Slayings of Bellaire Cop, Good Samaritan

    Murder charges have been filed against a 21-year-old man suspected of killing a Bellaire police officer and a man who came to his aid Christmas Eve. Harlem Harold Lewis has been charged with capital murder and murder in the shooting deaths of Bellaire Police Corporal J.D. Norman, 53, and Terry Tayl ... More >>

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    May 18, 2012

    Health Department Roundup: Keep on Truckin'

    We imagine the Health Department really appreciated the Eating...Our Words-sponsored Haute Wheels food-truck festival. Where else could they check out 20 otherwise elusive mobile units in one place? Inspectors managed to get to that number on Saturday alone, the first day of the two-day event at the ... More >>

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    May 17, 2012

    Scenes From Today's Andrew Blomberg Trial Demonstration

    About 30 protesters and dozens of spectators lined the steps of the Harris County Criminal Justice building this afternoon, calling for new charges to be brought against Andrew Blomberg, the former Houston police officer recently acquitted on charges of kicking a 15-year-old burglary suspect. Membe ... More >>

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    March 29, 2012

    Councilman Jerry Davis Wears "Trayvon Martin" Hoodie To Meeting

    Houston city councilman Jerry Davis donned a hoodie at yesterday's meeting in support of protests over the Trayvon Martin shooting. Davis, whose represented District B since January, said minorities still face unequal treatment by law enforcement.

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    February 2, 2012

    A Wrong Turn

    Once Galveston emergency personnel discovered the dead motorcyclist was "one of us," a Bellaire teenager's nightmare revved into overdrive.

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    May 11, 2010

    Bellaire Cop Found Not Guilty In Robbie Tolan Shooting

    The Tolans say they'll move on to federal court​Jeffrey Cotton, the Bellaire police officer who shot Robbie Tolan in a controversial incident outside the Tolan home, was acquitted by a jury today after four and a half hours of deliberation.He had been charged with aggravated assault in the 2008 in ... More >>

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    January 18, 2010

    Coyotes And Bobcats Invade Area Yuppie Enclaves

    ​Back in 2004, we covered the battle of man vs. coyote in League City. Now it appears the wily canines have moved the battlefront closer to town.WestUInstantNews picks up the, um, tail: Coyotes and bobcats have recently been spotted prowling the border of Bellaire and West University Place, prom ... More >>

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    November 26, 2009

    Turkeys of the Year

    In a highly competitive 2009 field, Governor Rick Perry is the biggest gobbler of them all.

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    Tolan Family Sues Bellaire And Brings The Fireworks

    Robbie Tolan and his family have finally filed the long-awaited civil suit against the city of Bellaire and the cop who shot him in a high-profile incident that's brought national attention to the affluent suburb.The federal suit -- which contains explosive allegations of racist incidents by Bellair ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    Let's Jump To Conclusions About That Bellaire Cop

    Bellaire police officer Jeff Cotton, who was indicted for shooting Robert Tolan, insists he's not someone who indulges in racial profiling. Well, he doesn't insist. Nor does his attorney. Instead, a spokesman for his attorney insists, to the Houston Chronicle, that he's no profiler. Just because he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    Baseball Player Shot by Police Calls for Bellaire Mayor's Resignation

    Robert Tolan, the minor league baseball player shot by Bellaire cops in his parents' driveway on December 31, called for Bellaire Mayor Cindy Siegel's resignation at a press conference today. "I would hope that Bellaire's residents are appalled and outraged," Tolan told a crowd of about 100 people ... More >>

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    February 11, 2009

    The Tolan-Bellaire Shooting Story Is Going National

    Isiah Carey's Insite reports the Robbie Tolan/Bellaire police shooting story is going national.Bryant Gumbel of HBO's Real Sports was in town to interview Tolan, who was shot in his driveway by Bellaire cops. Tolan's father is former major leaguer Robert Tolan.Carey says Gumbel interviewed the entir ... More >>

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    January 23, 2009

    Bellaire Police Victim Comes Home, But It Ain't Over Yet

    Robert Tolan got shot by Bellaire PD, and all he got was this lousy bullet lodged in his liver. That's all he's gotten so far, at least. Tolan was released from the hospital yesterday, and Hair Balls contacted his attorney to see what their next move is."Let me quote my favorite president, the curre ... More >>

  • News

    January 15, 2009

    The Chron, Enron Hatah

    A federal court quotes a dog

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    January 15, 2009

    Quanell X

    The Houston activist says he's dumped the hate

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2009

    It's Easier Than You Think To Get Shot By A Bellaire Cop

    Unarmed 23-year-old black man Robbie Tolan was shot in his own driveway last Wednesday in Bellaire. The bullet pierced his lung and lodged in his liver, where doctors say it will likely remain for the rest of his life.The shooter was Sgt. Joseph Cotton, who evidently thought Tolan's 2004 Nissan Xter ... More >>

  • News

    March 17, 2005

    The Stud Next Door

    It's pay-to-play if you wanna be a porno star

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    July 19, 2001

    Spaced Out

    Bellaire's solution to the student parking shortage: Ban every space

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    June 7, 2001

    Curiouser and Curiouser

    Ex-congressman Stockman is labeled a co-conspirator in prescription fraud

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    July 20, 2000

    Spaced Out

    Is legitimate safety or something more behind the push to curb Bellaire High parking?

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    August 6, 1998
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    July 23, 1998
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    July 9, 1998

    Two Bullets in the Back

    Three cops. One kid on LSD. Something just didn't add up for Skip and Becky Allen, who filed a lawsuit to find out how their son died.

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    May 21, 1998

    Little Girl Lost?

    Brittany Ann Corcoran, age seven, went "missing" for seven months. She resurfaced with a case of head lice, holes in her socks and nothing settled about what has been and what will become of her...

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    April 4, 1996