10:00 AM, September 8, 2016
Harris County Criminal Courthouse
1201 Franklin, Houston, TX 77002
Veteran victim rights advocate Kim Ogg will hold an important news conference Thursday morning, September 8th, 2016 to call for a Special Prosecutor to investigate possible civil rights violations by District Attorney Devon Anderson and her office.
The news conference follows disclosure of e-mails showing Devon Anderson waited almost seven months to notify her own trial prosecutors of missing evidence, even after knowing evidence in dozens, maybe hundreds of cases had been destroyed.
"A pattern of untrustworthiness has become the hallmark of the Anderson administration. The elected District Attorney admitted her office was informed by Constable Mark Hermann’s office about evidentiary problems in February, 2016, yet Anderson never informed her trial bureau prosecutors until August 19, 2016, two days after the first news coverage of this scandal broke," said Ogg.
Ogg is a candidate for Harris County District Attorney.
"This culture in Devon Anderson's office is one of win at all costs. Overturned convictions and injustice to the innocent could lead to the largest mass civil rights lawsuit in years and could cost taxpayers millions. It doesn’t make us safe. It makes us less safe."
Safety. Equal Justice. Fairness.
The news conference will be held outside the Harris County Criminal Courthouse at 10:00 AM.
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