New DOJ initiative targets Houston’s most violent criminals
A violent crime initiative announced Thursday by the U.S. Department of Justice will bring a new focus on prosecuting Houston’s most disruptive criminals and targeting gang members, who law enforcement leaders say are responsible for a disproportionate amount of violent crime in the city.
Law enforcement agencies across Texas turning to HPD to help fight auto theft’s nationwide
The Houston Police Department’s Auto Theft Division’s Vehicle Fraud Unit has been so successful in stopping accused thieves before they’re able to purchase a vehicle using bogus information, that law enforcement agencies from across Texas are now taking notice.
‘He is an absolute killer’: Treetop Piru gang member gets life in prison; killed 2 victims and 2 dogs, DA says
A gang member who was convicted of shooting one man, and remains charged with the murder of another, has been sentenced to life in prison, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Friday.
‘There is too much gun violence in our city’: Homicide rate 42% higher now than in 2020
As KPRC 2 Investigates reported Wednesday night, the Houston Police Department has only brought onboard 14 detectives since announcing on December 20 that new homicide detectives would soon be added to the division.