Brian Claunch

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    Five Reasons to Give HPD Funding for Body Cameras

    Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland is asking City Hall for $8 million to equip 3,500 police officers over three years in order to arm HPD officers with small body cameras in a bid toward police transparency. The push for department-wide body cameras is an expansion on a pilot program that beg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Unarmed Man, Kenneth Brian Releford, Fatally Shot After Charging Police, HPD Says

    Police fatally shot an unarmed man, Kenneth Brian Releford, early Thursday morning near downtown, following a confrontation when he approached officers with a hand tucked behind his back, police said. This was the second time in three weeks that police gunned down a person who had a suspected ment ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    Brian Claunch, Wheelchair-Bound Man Shot By Cop, Bayou Body Count No. 163

    A double-amputee was shot to death in the head early Saturday morning by a Houston cop who mistook the man's pen for a weapon, HPD says. Brian Claunch -- ID'd only as being in his 40s -- was living in a 24-hour supervised group home near Polk and Sidney when the incident occurred about 1:30 a.m. P ... More >>