Before Kim Ogg was elected DA in Harris County, more than 300 law enforcement officers who shot civilians in the line of duty had gone unprosecuted. Since taking office, D.A. Ogg has presented every police shooting in Harris County to randomly selected grand juries, offering all the evidence and potential criminal charges. The result is that in three years, 29 police officers have been indicted or stood trial for use of excessive force, lying on government documents, and murder.
In 2019, DA Ogg secured additional Civil Rights Division prosecutors to investigate and review a City of Houston Police Department botched drug raid that left two civilians dead in their home on Harding Street in Houston's East End. By charging a former HPD Officer with Murder, Ogg has kept her promise of holding police officers accountable for civil rights violations.
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