Transition

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Per the HCDAO press release:

District Attorney Unveils Community Actions Plans

 

 

Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg unveiled eight Community Action Plans Tuesday regarding officer-involved shootings, bail reform, and other matters of public interest, that were formed following months of collaboration with 60 community leaders and experts who made policy recommendations for her administration.

 

“We listen to the community,” Ogg said. “We are evidence-based and data driven, but it is important to know how the community wants tax dollars spent to enhance public safety.”

 

Shortly after taking office in January, Ogg built a Transition Committee to reflect Harris County’s diverse population and bring together a mix of experiences and perspectives to guide her administration’s priorities in criminal justice reform.

 

Former Houston Police Chief C. O. Bradford; Thurgood Marshall School of Law professor Lydia D. Johnson; and former Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia, were among those who participated on the transition teams.

 

Others included grass-roots activists; small-business owners; health-care providers; academics;  politicians, defense lawyers and judges.

 

“Direct community engagement is crucial to building trust between the district attorney and the people,” Bradford said. “Harris County will be a safer place and Kim Ogg will be a better district attorney as a result of her genuinely seeking participation from the community.”

 

The Transition Team was organized into specialized committees that identified issues, reviewed data, and made recommendations.

 

They probed areas such as officer-involved shootings; evidence integrity;  equality; immigration; bail-bond reform, mental health; diversity; technology and victim’s rights.

 

The Transition Team recommendations are posted on the Harris County District Attorney’s Office website, as are official responses, which are incorporated into Community Action Plans. They can be accessed at http://app.dao.hctx.net/node/234

 

 

 

 

 


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  • commented 2017-12-13 13:29:12 -0600
    Greeting to All, I am writing to Ms. Kim Ogg as a last ditch effort to finally be heard , I and many other law abiding tax paying citizens on the Northeast side of Houston, honestly need Ms. Ogg help in putting a end to a group of long time Career Criminals wearing police uniforms and have ranks in the police department this alone makes the force as a whole look horrible,this includes some female cops as well, Enough is Enough! no one is above the law and we need a strong message sent to those sworn in to protect and serve our communities this nonsense will not be tolerated,. Here we have street thugs riding around the city streets of Houston in squad cars – and may I say that – they are far worse then most whom they arrest , and why is this – because when these career criminals are reported to Internal Affairs – usually they will still be employed ( they will be taken off the streets for a short period of time , do desk duty and still get paid, then they are placed back onto the street and continue on doing the same damn wrong things . and sadly those crooks will have those victims whom filed a report against them- endure retaliation by their inner circle of like minded co- workers ) the crimes they have committed against so many citizen- these crimes include – making false accusations against citizens, placing fraud charges on many folks , planting illegal drugs on folks , stealing from folks at traffic stops – and most of these crooks often times don’t have No probable cause to search MANY CITIZENS , and those crooked officers whom often do an illegal traffic stop will lie and say they smell weed coming from a person transportation.This is the main reason why many people including myself do not trust law enforcement at ALL!!! and we will have a video equipt when approached by an officer, Ms. Ogg ’ There’s a well known long time, racist career criminal whom roam our city streets name Sargent Micheal Burdick not only do he need to be immediately terminated but thoroughly investigated – and hopefully found guilty in a court of law either by a District Court or Federal Court Judge for decades of crimes committed – and his reign of terror finally ends – that little mentally insane midget has a lengthy history of abusing the power given to him, sadly he has a group of non black police officers that he trains to instill fear in the hearts of many good folks when they ride and walk the city streets this stuff should not be occurring and Burdick has a large book of complaints written against him in the Internal Affairs Department in downtown Houston, Texas. all those complaints against him should have been enough to fire him and all the other officers that have a mass amount of complaints written against them fired as well and How dare Mike Burdick say out of his foul mouth that he will Find a charge to place on an innocent person, ( Question- isn’t that considered Conspiracy and false report or accusations ?) now those was his exact words that Montana misfit boldly stated to a Federal Employee on 12/11/2017 .So , here is another complaint filed on him through Internal Affairs on the 12/12/2017 and this is after he was recently let back onto the streets, This lead me and others to believe that he is untouchable, the justice department is afraid of that midget and he is fully Above the Law THAT GOVERNS THIS LAND , Therefore , Ms. Kim Ogg we the people desperately need a blessing and a glimmer of hope that will lead us to believe that there are still a hand full of criminal justice employees – whom will abide by the law and help bring a whole lot of crooked career cops down and get them finally off the street and placed in prison a very long time like the people whom they have arrested . Respectfully J.H.
  • commented 2017-03-02 12:35:28 -0600
    Dear Sir or Madam:

    I am sorry for bothering you. I really am. But I have to at least try to get to the bottom of my problem. There is a man who is harassing me. He drives a mini hummer red and black with the specialty plates that say SAVEME. To me he resembles former mayoral candidate, Bill King. There are others whom join him that may be city employees. I have a long list of plates ie CNF7539 HDX 1396 DTG 2266 FJR 8998 GLN 2838 HID 3541 DMJ 5871 DNP 5072 HTC 0031 HLK 4198 DCL 1524 BM9B485 HMT 4329 HSM 7700 HTC 0031 DJ5K011 CZV 9580 HZN 4545 FWK 5510 BWH 1256 …and several more that I write down as these people chase me on an almost daily basis. Im trying to see if any of these tags belong to City of Houston employees. A lot of the time, I will see a City of Houston parking van in the line of cars following me.

    I am a registered nurse . I think the man in the hummer is concerned because I believe he was an actor in some possible medicare fraud at a home health company called interim healthcare that i used to work at. I believe he is harassing me because he is desparate and afraid I will report his activities to the Texas Medical Licensing Board or to Medicare.

    Again, sir, I am sorry for bothering you with this. I need some help because these people harass me day and night and soliciting assistance in finding out precisely who these people are and why they are following me is all I know to do right now.

    Thank you,

    Kim Edwards
    832-205-2220
  • commented 2017-02-22 22:25:21 -0600
    Hello. I’ll try to Make this short. I have a brother that been incarcerated for 16 yrs now for a murder they couldn’t prove that he committed. There was evidence that could have cleared him but it was never tested .he was tricked into an arrest.the case was purely sercumstanal.he would love to get the DNN tested, so he can be free with his love ones.please help. Thank u
  • commented 2017-02-01 21:43:10 -0600
    My aunt was murdered in cold blood on her front lawn while her husband of 22 years held her in his arms on January 24. There was evidence and even a confession from the murderer whom lives next door to my surviving uncle. His bond was only 50,000 and got out 12 hours after he murderer my aunt. To say this is a travesty is the least I can say. My aunt Ana Weed was a remarkable woman whom loved everyone and gave so much to everyone. Including her community, family, and friends. She helped me survive my cancers while I was a resident at M.D.Anderson. She was recovering from a major surgery and had an electronic neck brace to help her with her vertebrate and he walked up to my aunt and shot her at point blank range and took her life as he called his attorney an awaited for you to let him go free. How dare you let this man free to walk the streets. How dare you let this man return to the home where he can look outside and see where he murderer my dear sweet aunt. My uncle and my grandmother are both residents inside the neighborhood where you permitted this horrible human being to return. I watched my family from all over the country as well as from Mexico come and honor my aunt. My Tia Ana was more than a mother, she was more than a friend, and she was more than just a grandmother. She was my families foundation. She was the eldest of six, she always lead by example. She was my guardian angle and now she’s gone and this monster is free to roam. Please I beg you for justice. I beg you if you have ever had a heart please hear my plead and know that my Family deserves justice. My Aunt deserves justice. Justice for Ana Weed.
  • commented 2017-01-09 23:24:03 -0600
    I understand that all time DAs hear when a criminal is charged they claim are innocent. But my husband truly is. I want to know if you can help me. He railroaded to take time for a crime he did not commit as a young adult he was promised a quick release if he accepted time on a charge he did not commit by his court appointed attorney. Im hoping it is on record somewhere that judge told him he/she was going to release him due lack of evidence and the alleged victim’s mother admitted he did not commit the crime he was charged with but because he had already signed(thanks to his lawyer)he was sentenced to 3yrs and lifetime SO registration because that was the offer the DA had on the table and he was told would face more time if didn’t take the offer .Unaware the alleged victim’s mother came forward. 22yrs later he has not been charged this crime again had gotten married to and had children. But now he’s being charged with failure to comply in spite of the fact that he contacted his case worker consistently by phone and in person to adivse where he lived every step of the way.And he explained to him we were living from place to place due to homelessness and job loss . What puzzles me is if he did not report where he was living why is it that while he was a fugitive the officers were sent to all the addresses he reported to find him if he did not report or comply with registration rules he obtained ids for the addresses reported (now incarcerated) the system has truly failed us.And now he needs justice.
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  • commented 2016-11-17 16:44:15 -0600
    I retired from HPD in the last year and a half. I and my family voted for you and I will update my resume and a cover letter. I spent most of my time in Homicide working murders and undercover narcotics.
    Congrats to you and your team…..job well done.
  • commented 2016-11-16 10:07:28 -0600
    I am writing my cover letter and updating my resume today. My specialty is in technology, systems, and communications.

    Count me in!
  • commented 2016-11-16 07:50:46 -0600
    Good morning. I am a long time criminal defense attorney and I have an interest is working with our District Attorney Elect during the transition period. I am not a part of the establishment, never have been. But I have some observations and ideas that have developed over the past 35 years and welcome the opportunity to join in the conversation.
  • published this page 2016-11-12 22:05:59 -0600