For Immediate Release
OGG FORMALLY REQUESTS INDEPENDENT (PUBLIC) INVESTIGATION OF DISTRICT ATTORNEY
Kim Ogg has now formally requested Harris County Administrative Judge Susan Brown initiate the process to convene a court of inquiry to investigate Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson for possible civil rights violations arising out of the Precinct Four evidence scandal.
"Devon Anderson’s own admission that she knew about destroyed and missing evidence in Harris County Precinct Four in February 2016, yet failed to notify her own trial prosecutors until after the news story broke on Aug. 19, is probable cause that Official Oppression occurred," said Ogg.
Ogg first appealed to the District Judges of Harris County to take help initiate an independent investigation into the actions of District Attorney Devon Anderson and her assistant prosecutors.
Ogg has been a prosecutor, a criminal defense lawyer, and has litigated several high-profile civil rights cases on behalf of police officers. Ogg has criticized the pattern of bad judgement by Devon Anderson during her short three-year tenure. Texas Monthly magazine is the latest to join the growing chorus of news organizations questioning Anderson’s judgement.
"The result of the latest evidence scandal in Precinct Four is that dozens, maybe hundreds of individuals have been wrongfully convicted, and the responsibility sits with the DA herself. Devon Anderson's poor management and bad judgment will be the subject of many future lawsuits for civil rights violations and could cost Harris County taxpayers millions of dollars," said Ogg.
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