PEARLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT
Texas NAACP calls out law enforcement’s response to Capitol riot as a double standard
The insurrection in Washington D.C. Wednesday has raised questions about how police reacted to the crowd that stormed the U.S. Capitol, with some critiquing law enforcement’s response as a double standard of justice. At issue is the question if rioters were Black, or of color, would the police have handled their response differently? Howard raised the question Thursday during a forum hosted by the Texas NAACP on day one of its statewide convention, which is being held virtually. Linder, Howard, and other leaders from Texas NAACP compared law enforcement’s response Wednesday to how it handled Black Lives Matter protesters over the summer. “I think a big part of my response to you is trust,” Randall said, in response to a question raised by Howard.
HCSO identifies Sgt. Watson as off-duty deputy killed in motorcycle crash in Pearland
An off-duty Harris County Sheriff’s Office sergeant was killed in a crash Saturday afternoon in Pearland, officials said. #HouNews #lesm pic.twitter.com/LhMgtiY5wG — Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) January 3, 2021The sergeant was riding his motorcycle when he got involved in a crash with an SUV. “Our entire Sheriff’s Office family is grieving the sudden loss of our long-time brother,” said Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. #HouNews #lesm pic.twitter.com/PCDNYOWEXD — Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) January 3, 2021Watson, 51, was assigned to the Patrol Support Services Bureau, working the night shift at the Emergency Dispatch Center. #HouNews #lesm https://t.co/XjZBFoylpZ — Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) January 2, 2021
1 killed, another injured in shooting outside Pearland Taco Bell, police say
PEARLAND, Texas – One person was killed and another was injured Saturday in a shooting outside a Pearland Taco Bell, according to the Pearland Police Department. At approximately 7 p.m., officers were dispatched to a Taco Bell located in the 1300 block of Broadway Street in reference to a robbery and a shooting. On arrival, units located two men with gunshot wounds in the parking lot. Officers located and detained the individual. A motive for the shooting in unknown, according to officials.
5 horses found butchered in Pearland area since May, police say
PEARLAND, Texas – The Pearland Police Department is warning area residents to be vigilant after five horses were found butchered in the area. According to authorities, the first slaughtered horse was found on May 22. Police said the horse had been stabbed to death and then its backstraps and the front and hindquarters were removed. According to authorities, at least three of the horses were killed and butchered in a similar fashion, which leads them to believe the animals were killed for their meat. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Pearland Police Department at 281-997-4202 or email JPage@PearlandTx.Gov.
Procession and parking information for George Floyd’s private funeral Tuesday
His private funeral is set for 11 a.m. on June 9 at the Fountain of Praise Church (13950 Hillcroft Ave. in Houston). Floyd’s procession will be escorted by the Houston Police Department into Pearland following the funeral. Pearland city officials expect Floyd’s body to arrive in Pearland at Houston Memorial Gardens located at 2426 Cullen Blvd. Floyd will travel the last mile of the funeral procession in a horse-drawn carriage. At this time, officials said it is nearly impossible to estimate how many attendees will be in Pearland to view the procession, following the private funeral service.
I see you. I hear you. I stand with you: How Houston-area law enforcement are responding to the death of George Floyd
HOUSTON Police departments all over the Houston-area have responded to the death of George Floyd, who was killed while in police custody. Law enforcement officials took to social media to let their citizens know that they stand in solidarity. Heres what a few departments posted:With Mr. George Floyd set to be laid to rest today, I offer my deepest condolences and prayers to the family of George Floyd. Full Post here:https://t.co/jmUGXSx6es#GeorgeFloydMemorial #BlackLivesMattter pic.twitter.com/5bMZ90DvYh Silvia Trevino Pct 6 Constable (@Pct6Constable) June 9, 2020I see you. #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/dex1h8alU1 Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) June 3, 2020We pause to acknowledge and respect with others across the Nation -- in unity.
Driver crashes into a shoe store in Pearland
PEARLAND, Texas – A driver crashed their car into a Pearland shoe store front, according to the Pearland Police Department. Investigators said the crash happened around 3 p.m. at a Rack Room Shoes at 11200 Broadway St. in the Pearland Town Center. The front of the store suffered major damage from the crash, officials said. The car had been pulled out of the store. No one was injured, according to officials.
Attendant relieved of duty as Pearland PD opens investigation into cat's euthanization
Attendant relieved of duty as Pearland PD opens investigation into cat's euthanizationMeskers, left, cuddling with his twin brother Danger, right. Meskers was euthanized by a Pearland Animal Control attendant over the weekend after the agency did not scan for the cat's microchip to find the pet's owner. The woman on the other end of the line, a representative from Pearland Animal Control, was blunt. By Tuesday afternoon, Pearland police said, "pending the completion of the investigation the shelter attendant has been administratively relieved of normal duties and has no contact with shelter animals." The female shelter attendant has been relieved of duty pending the outcome of the Internal Affairs investigation, said James Wells, Pearland police officer.chron.com
Missing boy, 9, with autism found dead in Pearland
PEARLAND, Texas – Hundreds gathered for a prayer vigil to remember a 9-year-old boy hours after search crews recovered his body Saturday near a body of water in Pearland. Marcus McGhee, 9, disappeared Thursday afternoon in the 6700 block of Fite Road. Police notified the public on their Facebook page that they found Marcus' body Saturday morning. Pearland police said the body was found around 7 a.m. in a pond near Marcus' family's home. Marcus McGhee is related to former Houston Rockets player Marcus Camby, police said.