Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg held a press conference on Tuesday,
October 17th at the South Texas College of Law, in Houston, Texas. This conference
included a sequence of recommendations about the work from the District
Attorney’s office. These recommendations cover an extensive variety
of subjects, including bail bond reform, officer-involved shootings, victims’
rights, and more. The District Attorney worked on this widespread list
of recommendations with 60 prominent figures in the community. Our very
own Co-Founding Partner Juan L. Guerra, Jr. is a Committee Member of the
District Attorney’s Transition Team which also includes former HPD
Chief C. O. Bradford, Lydia Johnson, professor at the Thurgood Marshall
School of Law, former Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia, and Tarsha
Jackson, leader of the Texas Organizing Project in Harris County.
The recommendations focused particularly on the reform of the bail bond
system in Harris County, Texas in which District Attorney Kim Ogg clarified
there is a sincere emphasis on promoting the use of personal recognizance
bonds as opposed to cash. She states, “When our prosecutors began
recommending that, that was in line with the committee’s recommendations.”
She also added that her office will expand the use of diversion programs
for low-level drug offenders. Regarding officer-involved shootings, District
Attorney Kim Ogg specified these cases will be handled by prosecutors
assigned to the District Attorney’s Civil Rights Division, and will
be shown to grand juries promptly.
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If you or a loved one has been charged or accused of a crime, now is the
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