Rufino Lara

  • 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

    July 12, 2012

    ACLU: Police Seizing of Witness's Phone Illegal and Totally Not Cool

    The ACLU of Texas is criticizing a Houston police officer's alleged seizing of a witness's cell phone at the scene where the officer shot an unarmed man. HPD says Officer J. McGowan shot Rufino Lara while investigating an alleged assault after he refused both English and Spanish commands to put his ... More >>