Before ex-NFL player Glenn Foster died in police custody, judge ordered mental health evaluation
The atypical behavior of the 31-year-old ex-defensive lineman raised so much concern a judge had ordered that he receive a mental health evaluation, according to the records filed in the Pickens County court and obtained by The Washington Post on Wednesday.washingtonpost.com
Houston immigration advocates ‘cautiously optimistic’ about reform efforts
HOUSTON – Many Houston-area immigration advocates and families are hopeful President Joe Biden can enact sweeping immigration reforms. Cloud, who is in favor of immigration reform, is talking about backlogs in immigration court and with U.S. AdFoster has worked with Republican and Democratic administrations on immigration reform. These types of legal challenges are why immigration advocates are only cautiously optimistic about reform. Plus, many remember pledges for immigration reform from President Barack Obama that never came to fruition.
New taskforce to review city of Houston’s Independent Police Oversight Board as part of reforms
HOUSTON – A new task force on police reform, announced Wednesday by Mayor Sylvester Turner, will take a closer look at the city’s Independent Police Oversight Board. Douglas has long pushed the city for an oversight board that initiates it’s own investigations and takes its findings to the District Attorney’s office, which is something the board cannot do right now. “It’s a nice thing to say we have a citizens’ review board, but if they can’t do anything it’s just window dressing,” he said. He told KPRC 2 that board members are unpaid volunteers who review about 275 cases each year. The board can’t start its own investigations, only review cases provided by HPD.