Two troopers are facing criminal charges for a traffic stop that occurred last summer. The troopers’ dash cam caught the act on video—clearly showing a female trooper searching two women inside of their clothing. The trooper denies wrongdoing and the civilians have filed a lawsuit. [Read more…]
Felony Choking Cases Rise Since 2009 Law Enacted
A brief report from the Houston Chronicle this week indicates that more people in the area are being charged with choking since a change to the law in 2009 made the act a felony. [Read more…]
Houston Men Face Hate Crime Charges
Federal hate crime charges have been levied against four men following a brutal attack at a Houston bus stop. This case marks the first of its kind in the Houston area—where federal prosecutors have stepped in to file hate crime charges. The four white men were indicted this month, after the attack that occurred last summer. [Read more…]
Are Dallas Officials Underreporting Assaults?
In police work, as with most things, it is what gets measured is what gets the most attention. So police departments know if certain crimes are under reported, their stats can look better. If serious crimes get reported or tracked as lesser offenses, it can create a false impression. [Read more…]