HPD Chief Troy Finner event aims to target violent crime in Houston through coordinated law enforcement efforts

Houston police Chief Troy Finner (KPRC 2) HOUSTON – Houston Police Chief Troy Finner has invited local, state and federal agencies to a Law Enforcement Summit on Wednesday to discuss opportunities to coordinate initiatives to reduce violent crime in the city of Houston. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner will open the event with remarks at 1:30 … Read more

Student Injured In Shooting At Houston High School, Police Say – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM) – An investigation is underway after police in Houston said a shooting was reported a high school Wednesday morning and that a student was injured. Police said they responded to the call at North Forest High School at around 10:30 a.m. A student was reportedly struck in the hand by gunfire and that … Read more

Patricia Ann Garcia sentenced for making false 911 report that sparked botched HPD Harding Street raid

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The woman who admitted to making a false 911 report that led to the botched Harding Street raid in January 2019 learned her sentencing for the crime on Tuesday. Patricia Ann Garcia, 53, pleaded guilty back in March of this year to a charge of conveying false information. A judge sentenced … Read more

Court Papers Show Body Of Missing Texas Boy Samuel Olson May Have Been Hidden For Weeks – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/CNN) — The remains of what’s believed to be a missing Texas boy were found this week — now some horrifying details about the child’s believed death and aftermath are coming to light. Authorities in Houston had been searching for little Samuel Olson since he was reported missing on May 27. On June 1, … Read more

HPD Releases Body Cam Footage Of Deadly Shooting, Keeping With New Policy – Houston Public Media

Body cam footage showing an officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of 25-year-old Zaekwon Gullate on May 21, 2021. The Houston Police Department released body camera footage Thursday of a recent deadly police shooting in southwest Houston. It’s the first time the city’s new body camera release policy, which requires HPD to release video … Read more

Body Found Inside Tote Bag At Texas Motel Is Believed To Be Missing 5-Year-Old – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

JASPER, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Police say a child found dead in a motel room is believed to be a boy reported missing from a city in Texas. Authorities had been searching for Samuel Olson since the little boy was reported missing on May 27 in Houston. On Tuesday night, police discovered the body of a … Read more

Houston rolls out ‘Police Transparency Hub’; What it is, how to file a police complaint

HOUSTON – Houston launched a website it calls the Police Transparency Hub, touted as a system to “make it easier for the public to file a complaint against a police officer and search information about the Houston Police Department’s encounters and demographics.” Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Office announced the hub’s creation in a news release, … Read more

4 Shot, 2 Killed At Texas Nightclub Overnight – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Two men were killed and two more were injured when a man opened fire in a crowded Houston nightclub early Monday, May 31 authorities said. Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said investigators are trying to confirm that the gunman is among the dead, and that he was fatally shot by an off-duty … Read more

Man punches 9-year-old girl while she is walking home from school

HOUSTON – One Montrose parent is now spreading the word after a man was seen hitting her 9-year-old daughter in the face. Houston police are looking for the suspect. Yvette Esquino’s 9-year-old daughter Romina and 21-year-old niece Maria Gonzalez are basically sisters. They were walking home from school on West Alabama between Mandell and Dunlavy … Read more

Person of interest Vannoy Jimenez wanted in connection with body found in tarp at southwest Houston home

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Houston police are looking for a person of interest in the fatal shooting of a man whose body was found in a tarp inside a southwest Houston home early Tuesday morning. The man was found behind the couch inside a home on 16502 Quail Prairie Drive about 1:40 a.m. According to … Read more