Constable May Walker, unindicted.Precinct 7 Constable May Walker, who has been the subject of investigations by both Wayne Dolcefino and a grand jury over campaign finances, will not be indicted for anything, the district attorney's office announced today.
Walker had been accused of mishandl ... More >>
Pat Lykos returning fire.The grand jury that has been investigating whether the District Attorney's office broke any laws regarding blood-alcohol tests from so-called "BAT" vehicles did not issue any indictments, but it went out with a bang.
Jury foreperson Trisha Pollard distributed a lette ... More >>
First injunction granted in gang fightThe Harris County District Attorney's office announced last month they would be seeking civil injunctions against gang members operating near a northeast side apartment complex, and late this afternoon a judge granted the first such one in Harris County.
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Where's your injunction?It's time for the Bloods and Crips to lawyer up. Harris County is taking a bunch of gangsters to civil court.
"This is a grand day in Harris County," DA Pat Lykos said this morning during a news conference.
Lykos filed a public nuisance lawsuit today against 33 "known m ... More >>
Photo by Chris CurryDean BeckerWhen talking publicly about illegal drugs and butting heads with the U.S. government over its prohibitionist policies, respect is hard to come by.Over the years, though, local Houston radio host Dean Becker has earned high regard for getting top-tier guests and hav ... More >>
The case of the two women firefighters who claimed that over the summer they discovered sexist and racist slurs written on the walls of their fire station is heating up again. And this time it involves accusations about a judge, an assistant district attorney, and a potentially improper secretive ... More >>
Photo courtesy Marshall WiceYou know, when the Houston Press names someone the Best Criminal Defense Attorney, we expect that the high honor will result in further good works -- it's the whole Obama-Nobel Prize train of thought.So it should come as no surprise this morning that recent winner Bria ... More >>
You're young, you do stupid things. That's pretty much a given.If you're a girl, the classic thing is shoplifting. If you're a boy, I don't know, criminal mischief, graffitti, something like that.The problem is if you're caught, there's a chance it stays on your record forever. And these days, when ... More >>
Carrie Ruiz of Humble is praying that President Obama and his promised commitment to foreign diplomacy will help bring her daughter's killer to justice.Nine years ago, Ruiz's teenaged daughter, Felicia, was stabbed to death 26 times in an open field. Two of the three attackers are now behind bars, b ... More >>
Murray Newman has been anonymously writing an entertaining blog about being a prosecutor in Harris County; now that he's been canned (he supported incoming DA Pat Lykos' primary opponent), it's clear that a) the blogging will continue, and b) it will still be entertaining.Witness his latest scoop: L ... More >>
It was an odd mix of feelings around the tables at Char Bar last night, as the prosecutors who had just been given their pink slips from incoming DA Pat Lykos gathered to meet with sympathizers.No one wants to lose a job in this economy, of course; on the other hand, some had been vocal supporters o ... More >>