• Blogs

    November 26, 2014

    Reminder: Houston Grand Juries (Almost) Never Indict Cops For Shooting Civilians

    Hundreds of Houstonians joined protestors across the country Tuesday night, voicing anger after a Missouri grand jury chose not to indict Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer who shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown this summer. Signs and placards carried familiar names that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2014

    Still No Answers In Post-Prom Shooting that Injured Four Teens

    The Harris County Sheriff's Department is still investigating a weekend shooting that left several people injured following their prom. A possible gang-related incident, according to a report from channel 2, left at least four teens injured after a shooting early Saturday morning at a post-prom par ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2014

    Suspected Burglar Can't Get Away from Flying Deputies

    Not only did an alleged burglar fail to escape with the goods on Monday, but his buddies left him, he was wrestled to the ground by his victims, and Harris County sheriff's deputies came swooping out of the sky. Talk about bad timing. The sheriff's department has been conducting routine air patrols ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2013

    Escaped Prisoner; City & County Law Enforcement Cordons Off Buffalo Bayou Now

    The Harris County Sheriff's Office has just sent out an alert that a prisoner who was being booked in to the country jail in downtown Houston, escaped around 5 p.m. today and they are still seeking him. "Officers are setting up a perimeter that borders Buffalo Bayou, which runs behind the jail boo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    5 Songs For International Day Against Police Brutality

    Police brutality is definitely a real thing. Cases range from synchronized actions by oppressive regimes to curtail the populace to isolated incidents of extremely poor decisions making by rage-based authorities. Distinguishing between and guarding against police brutality is as difficult as it is ... More >>

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    June 2, 2011
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    April 12, 2011

    Ronnie Earl Brewer, 47, Bayou Body Count No. 49

    Ronnie Earl Brewer: Off-duty constable found shot to death​A deputy constable was found shot to death in his car on the north side near the Eastex Freeway early this morning, Houston police say. Ronnie Earl Brewer, 47, had been a deputy constable in Precinct 4 for a decade; the car he was dri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    Geroge Wesley Ellington: Sheriff's Deputy Indicted For Moonlighting As Security For Ecstasy Dealer

    Rave on, with the help of the Harris County Sheriff's Office​Harris County Sheriff's deputies moonlight all the time, providing security for local businesses.Including ecstasy dealers, apparently.A federal grand jury indicted a sheriff's deputy for selling criminal information to a ecstasy dealer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    Luis Escobar: Family Sues, Claims Sheriff's Deputies Shot Him Three Times In The Back

    Family files suit over police shooting​Teenager Luis Escobar was shot in the back three times by a Harris County sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop gone terribly wrong. And now, nearly a year and a half later, Escobar's family has decided to sue the officer and the county As is almost always ... More >>

  • News

    July 1, 2010

    Book 'em, Danno

    Constables go after HISD students' unreturned books

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    July 1, 2010

    Cyrus: Win Free Preview Passes To A Movie Where John C. Reilly Does Not Play A Cop

    Face of a cop, apparently​Cyrus is a quirky comedy starring Jonah Hill, Marisa Tomei and John C. Reilly.Reilly plays a guy whose romance with Tomei gets complicated by her relationship with Hill, a son who's kind of challenging.Reilly does not play a cop. Actually, he hasn't in a while, but starti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Crime Sweep Or Courtesy Visit: Uniformed Deputy Constables Go After Missing Textbooks

    The long arm of the law is coming for you​Irma Alvarez was at work on Thursday, June 17 when her cousin called her to say a uniformed officer was at the door, demanding the return of the textbooks Alvarez's son still had after the end of the school year. Alvarez had received notice by mail that p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Houston Community College's Police Department Is Under Fire

    cutline​All is not well at the Houston Community College police department.Over the past six months, several officers have either been fired by Police Chief Gregory Cunningham or filed complaints with federal employment officials alleging unfair treatment, discrimination and retaliation. And other ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Demetrie Dixon, Houston Cop, Accused Of Sexual Assault On Duty

    Courtesy of the Houston Police DepartmentHouston police officer Demetrie Dixon has allegedly been up to no good. ​Demetrie Dixon, a Houston police officer since January of last year, was arrested today on allegations of sexually assaulting two women while he was on patrol. Dixon was charged with f ... More >>

  • News

    May 6, 2010
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    May 6, 2010

    On Hold

    Found not guilty of the rape charges against him twice over, a former deputy constable still can't get his job back.

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Michael Serges Fights What He Says Are Racist Policies In A Constable's Office

    Exonerated, but can' t get his old job back​Imagine someone seemingly came out nowhere and accused you of a crime, and that your boss fired you because of the accusation. You spend money hiring a lawyer and you go to trial, where you are acquitted and then set free. You'd like to think you could ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 1, 2010

    David Corbett: Do They Know I'm Running?

    His new novel has been called a "rich, hard-hitting epic"

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    February 11, 2010

    Whatchoo Gonna Do When They Come...To Houston?

    ​Houston cops and sheriff's deputies will be the stars in this Saturday's episode of Cops; this means, of course, that -- unknown to us -- original episodes of Cops are still being made, we guess.We just assumed they were in endless rerun status, but then again one Cops show is much like another.T ... More >>

  • News

    December 31, 2009

    Houston's Craziest

    In a one-of-a-kind short list, HPD names the 30 most troubled mentally ill in the city.

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    Worst Impersonation Of A Police Officer, Ever

    ​The police pull you over because you're swerving "all over the road." Fair enough.But this wasn't your typical DWI. For one thing, the arrestee was riding a bicycle. For the other, he got charged not only with public intoxication, but with impersonating a police officer -- all because the thrift- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    Kemah Cops Are Finding Out About Fighting City Hall

    Photo by Daniel Kramer​It's been about one month since we reported on the four Kemah police officers who were laid off and filed grievances with the city because the officers weren't buying the story that they were simply victims of the economic downturn and Hurricane Ike. Attorney Greg Cagle, who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2009

    Harassment Suits Against The Harris County Sheriff's Department Live Again

    When Sean and Erik Ibarra sued attorney Lloyd Kelley in October over legal fees, one of the questions was what would happen to a separate civil-rights lawsuit with several plaintiffs, including the Ibarras and April Walker, against the sheriff's department and certain deputies.(The original suit, ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    Emmett, Also, Visits With The Sikh Family That Said It Was Harassed

    The Sikh family that says it was harassed by Harris County Sheriff's deputies has been getting to know county politicians more than they might have guessed.Over the weekend, sheriff-elect Adrian Garcia met with the family and many other Sikhs; yesterday is was County Judge Ed Emmett.Emmett apologize ... More >>

  • Film

    October 23, 2008

    We Rent the Night: Pride and Glory

    New York cop drama holds the audience hostage

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    October 9, 2008

    Stephen Hunter

    The fifth Bob Lee Swagger novel shoves it all in there

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2008

    Edouard Didn't Affect Government Budgets, Either

    Breathless reports noted for much of Monday night and Tuesday that the county had gone on "emergency status" to handle Tropical Storm Edouard. Of course, Edouard turned out to be more hype than reality. So how much did it cost to gear up and run on emergency status for what was essentially a non- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2007

    Let Sleeping Dogs Lie: the Key Middle School Saga Continues...

    The Key Middle School situation has become a political football and then some. Yesterday, civic activist Quannel X reportedly urged students to skip school this Thursday, saying that the district had placed them in intolerable, overcrowded conditions by temporarily posting them at Fleming Middle Sch ... More >>

  • News

    April 21, 2005

    And the Winners Are

    Houston Press does well in a two-state contest

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    March 17, 2005

    Books, Bullets and Guns

    TSU was failing in campus safety long before Ashley Sloan was gunned down

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    November 11, 2004

    Black and White

    Good ol boys prosper at the Harris County Sheriffs Office. Many African-Americans dont.

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    July 18, 2002

    Curses, Foiled Again!

    A captain makes dog patties out of HPD's punishment for his profanity

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    February 14, 2002

    Quarter Masters

    A bill changer is only the latest example of profiteering at the county jail

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    February 7, 2002

    Oh, Oh, Donna...

    As his ex and Fort Bend cops find out, don't let this guy take out the trash

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    October 4, 2001

    Driving Miss D.A.-isy

    A ride-along girlfriend and erroneous testimony taint a DWI squad case

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    August 9, 2001

    Paper Chase

    Jason Flores just wants his freedom. The only problems: Cops and that other Jason Flores.

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    January 18, 2001

    Left Return

    Once burdened by debt and internal politics, a rejuvenated Texas ACLU is back mixing it up with those who dare to trample on the U. S. Constitution.

  • News

    December 28, 2000

    (Ore)gone to Hell?

    His body was riddled with police bullets. The case against the cops also may be riddled with holes.

  • News

    May 4, 2000

    Payback Time

    Burned by police union opposition, a councilman counterattacks

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    September 2, 1999

    Race Cars

    If you're black or brown, driving a nice car will get you noticed by police in Houston

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    August 5, 1999

    Flames of Discontent

    Saying they are cops, arson investigators sue to overturn police pay raises

  • News

    June 10, 1999

    Black and White Only

    County jail counts strip Hispanics of their ethnicity

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    March 18, 1999
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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.

  • News

    May 2, 1996

    Case Closed?

    A year later, there's still only one suspect in the killing of HPD's Alan Mabry

  • News

    May 18, 1995

    No Way Home

    Texas City police can't go mosquito hunting with an elephant gun

  • News

    February 23, 1995

    The Czar's Return

    Lee P. may be headed back to town, with City Hall in his sights

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    January 5, 1995

    The Case of the Missing Case

    What good is a review committee that doesn't get to review?

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    April 21, 1994

    The Policy That Won't Die

    Despite five deaths in recent weeks, HPD stands by its car chases

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    March 10, 1994

    Who's Guarding the Guardians?

    HPD hires rent-a-cops to patrol the main police complex

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