Family, friends mourn bicyclist killed by drunk driver
HOUSTON Investigators said the driver who struck and killed a bicyclist was believed to be under the influence of drugs and speeding at the time of the crash. A prosecutor said Tabarez lost control of his car on John Ralston Road on Saturday night and struck Cindy Porter, 63. I figured shes going to go to the hospital, and the cop says shes deceased just like that, said James Porter, Cindys husband. The state also said Tabarez was no stranger to the law with four felony convictions and 19 misdemeanor convictions. She would literally take her own food that she worked for and give it to these animals, Cervantes said.
Calls grow louder for transparency, independent oversight of HPD amid police brutality protests
HOUSTON – The voices calling for transparency and independent police oversight grew louder following several recent officer-involved shootings and the death of George Floyd. Houston has a long-established independent police oversight board, but critics question whether the board is given enough authority. “The structure and the bones are there for the oversight board but it needs to be built upon.”President of the Houston Police Officers’ Union Joe Gamaldi argues the oversight board has a “robust set of powers.”“We have embraced the independent oversight board, we are not scared of another set of eyes. Gamaldi said the oversight board does make recommendations on officer discipline and training. During a recent protest seeking justice for Floyd in Houston, Houston Police Department Chief Art Acevedo was embraced by some while excoriated by others.
'Dumb mistake’: Woman accused of stealing identity of billionaire Tilman Fertitta, opening up credit cards in his name
SPRING, Texas – Investigators arrested a 28-year-old mother of two and confiscated computers, credit cards and other items at her Spring home after they said she stole billionaire Tilman Fertitta’s identity. Lifelock, an identity theft protection company, caught the suspicious account activity, alerted Fertitta and he called police before Hunter bought anything, according to court documents. According to court documents, Hunter opened the fraudulent accounts on Sept. 2, 2019, and investigators arrested her about a month later on an unrelated charge, and she confessed. In early February, investigators arrested Hunter and confiscated three laptops, four desktop computers, an iPad, six credit cards, a driver’s license and a social card, each with different names. Hunter said she worked for Apple tech support and that the confiscated computers were used for work or old and unused.