Harris County Pct. 4 wants to start identifying judges who award low bonds to suspects

Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman speaks during a news conference in Houston on Aug. 29, 2019.

HOUSTON – Deputy constables with Precinct 4 have received more than 3,000 messages of support to name judges who award low bonds to suspects.

In a Facebook post on Pct. 4 Constable Mark Herman’s page, the Constable’s Office wants to start naming those judges who “give ridiculously low bonds to suspects we arrest.”

“Clearly the citizens we serve want this transparency and public information,” he said in a statement.

WE WANT YOUR INPUT ON THIS ISSUE !!! We at your Constables Office are very proud to have over 500K Thousand followers...

Posted by Mark Herman, Harris County Constable Precinct 4 on Thursday, October 7, 2021

The outcry came after he shared his frustration that a judge allowed Andrew Williams, the suspect involved in a deadly purse snatching that killed 71-year-old Martha Medina, out on bond for a capital murder charge.

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Residents who live within the Precinct 4 enforcement area can send their messages to the Precinct 4 Constable’s Facebook page or leave a “like” or comment on the post here.

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