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The Harris County Sheriff's Office Is (Finally) Hiring Again

7 years ago by Richard Connelly
Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia has lifted a hiring freeze that began in October 2009, touting steps he's taken to balance the department's budget. "The hiring freeze is over," Garcia said. "Our budget controls have put us in a better position for the future. I will make sure we hold...
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Three Harris County Sheriff's Office Employees Accused of Beating Suspects

1 year ago by Meagan Flynn
In unrelated incidents occurring months or years apart, three Harris County Sheriff's Office employees have been indicted for allegedly beating up suspects in a variety of different ways, the sheriff's office and Harris County District Attorney's Office revealed on Wednesday. In the first case, Sergeant Marco Carrizales, 37, is charged...
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Harris County Sheriff's Office Releases Timeline of Response to Saturday's Mass Murder

4 years ago by Meagan Flynn
On Thursday, the Harris County Sheriff's Office released a detailed timeline of the events that transpired at the home on Falling Oaks Road where David Conley allegedly murdered Dwayne and Valerie Jackson and six children Saturday.  The timeline was released amid questions about what more CPS and law enforcement could...
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Harris County Sheriff's Office Investigating Deputy Who Shot and Killed an Unarmed Man

12 months ago by Margaret Downing
The Harris County Sheriff's Office has just announced it is investigating the March 22 shooting death of 34-year-old Danny Ray Thomas, an unarmed man, by Deputy Cameron Brewer. While on patrol traveling southbound on Imperial Valley, Brewer spotted Thomas in a dispute with another man at a Greens Road intersection...
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Harris County Sheriff's Office Asks For Help Finding Who Killed Coty Beavers

6 years ago by Margaret Downing
If you are so inclined, the Harris County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in finding who killed Coty Beavers, who was shot to death on Monday, November 12 in his apartment. And to sweeten the deal, Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000....
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Nearly 200 People Have Died In Harris County Sheriff's Office Custody In 10 Years

3 years ago by Meagan Flynn
In the decade between 2005 and 2015, 199 people died in the custody of the Harris County Sheriff's Office —and of those who died in the county jail, about 85 percent had not yet been convicted of a crime. That's according to a new database developed by University of Texas...
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Harris County Sheriff's Office Says It's Making Progress On Handling The Mentally Ill

10 years ago by Paul Knight
Earlier this week, Hair Balls wrote about an Al-Jazeera video about mentally ill people in jails, featuring the Harris County Jail and briefly profiling the police department's Crisis Intervention Response Team, which the Houston Press has written about before. That Harris County Sheriff's Office was criticized in our post, prompting...
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Holiday Shopping And Safety Tips From Hair Balls And The Harris County Sheriff's Office

6 years ago by Craig Hlavaty
The Harris County Sheriff's Office Auto Theft Unit and The Texas Automobile Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority are worried about your stuff getting stolen this holiday shopping season. And they know as well as anyone that thieves are flipping scumbags that would steal a diaper bag if they thought there...
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The Harris County Sheriff’s Office Doesn’t Always Take Care of Its Own

3 years ago by Leif Reigstad
Donald Robertson was blindsided. He was stopped at a red light on the North Sam Houston Parkway East frontage road on June 24, 2006, his patrol car next to a big white van sitting in the inside lane. The light turned green. As Robertson entered the intersection, a blue 2006...

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