Kim Ogg literally wrote the book on community efforts to fight gangs. “Texas Gangs: the Legal Handbook,” published in 2000 by the Texas District & County Attorneys Assn., became the gold standard for public officials responsible for developing and implementing anti-gang policies.
Kim’s plan to stop gang crime in Houston is built around the legal strategies she developed while serving as the City of Houston’s first Anti-Gang Task Force Director from 1994 – 1999, years during which gang crime declined by 40%. Under Kim's leadership, the Harris County District Attorney's Office will employ a special division of prosecutors dedicated to gang prosecution. They will lead the effort to centralize collection of real-time gang crime reports using technology and use all legal tools available for prosecution of gang members. Through inter-agency collaboration, law enforcement can accurately project gang crime trends based on real-time data. Kim’s gang crime reduction plan is simple: what is predictable is preventable. Because criminal gangs commit a disproportionate number overall crime compared to individual criminals, Kim believes criminal gangs and organized crime are a great threat to public safety. Accordingly, as District Attorney, Kim will prioritize gang prosecution.