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Retired Houston Officer Killed in Galveston Motorcycle Accident

February 24, 2014
Dana Tweedie, 61, and Linda Tweedie, 52, were driving along Seawall Boulevard at 7:40 p.m. when 19-year-old Callie Inman of Dayton ran into their motorcycle as she pulled out of a Valero parking lot at 69th Street and Seawall Boulevard, police said.

Mexico Protests Texas Execution of Cop Killer

January 23, 2014
Tamayo, 46, was condemned for the January 1994 murder of Houston police officer Guy Gaddis, 24 (pictured above). Tamayo, who had been imprisoned in California for aggravated robbery, shot the officer three times with a pistol hidden in his clothing as he was being taken to jail.

Video: Houston Chief Strikes Pedestrian

September 24, 2013
Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland has been suspended for one day without pay. He acknowledged his fault and said he would "hold myself to a higher accountability."

Houston Chief Strikes Pedestrian

September 24, 2013

Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland has served a one-day suspension for striking a pedestrian with his agency SUV. Read the full story here.

Former Houston Cop Convicted In Teen's Beating

June 12, 2013
A former Houston police officer was convicted Wednesday for his role in the 2010 beating of a teenage burglary suspect that was caught on surveillance video. A six-person jury convicted Drew Ryser of official oppression, a misdemeanor.

Group Begins Arming Citizens With Shotguns In Houston

June 10, 2013
Members of a Houston-based gun-rights group began handing out shotguns and training single women living in one of the city's high-crime neighborhoods as it plans to roll out the program to other U.S. cities.

Houston Chief: Videotaped Beating Made Me 'Sick'

June 6, 2013
Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland Jr. told jurors Tuesday that a videotaped beating of a teen burglary suspect made him "sick to my stomach" and gave the agency a "black eye."

Houston Cop Killer Put To Death

May 16, 2013
A man who killed a Houston Police officer 14 years ago received a lethal injection Wednesday evening after his appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court failed. Jeffrey Demond Williams fatally shot Houston Police Officer Troy Blando in 1999.

Houston PD's Traffic Enforcement Unit

April 30, 2013
Ten stealth vehicles, including Chevrolet Camaros, have helped this specialized unit issue 100,000 tickets for moving violations a year. The unit also accounts for half the agency's drunk-driving arrests.

NFL Star Donates Dodge Chargers To Houston PD

March 22, 2013
A Buffalo Bills pass rusher who grew up in the Houston area donated five 2013 Dodge Charger Pursuit cruisers to the Houston Police Department.

2 Texas Officers Shot, Teen In Custody

March 21, 2013
Houston SWAT officers arrested a 17-year-old Wednesday after an hours-long standoff that began when the teen shot two Jacinto City Police officers.

Houston Sgt. Demoted for Racy Online Photos

March 21, 2013
A Houston Police officer who posted racy photos of herself on a modeling site has lost her sergeant's bars, as the agency has demoted her to officer and assigned her to the property room.

Houston Cop Shot, Partner Kills Suspect

March 19, 2013
A Houston Police officer was wounded, after a suspect opened fire while officers attempted to pull him over. The two officers had attempted to pull over an erratic driver, who led them into a cul-de-sac and opened fire when the officers blocked the vehicle.

History of the Houston PD

December 21, 2012

The history of the Houston Police Department is chronicled in "Houston Blue" by Mitchel Roth and Tom Kennedy. Roth speaks with POLICE Magazine about the South's largest law enforcement agency—its origins, oil-boom crime spike, links to the Ku Klux Klan, story of the first female officer, and the impact of Hurricane Katrina refugees on the city's murder rate.

Do You Have a Personal Life?

November 2, 2012

Cops are being punished for activities that they participated in while off duty and while not identifying themselves as officers. So one has to ask the questions: What is an officer permitted to do off duty? Where are the red lines? And at what point do officers lose their First Amendment rights?

Texas Cop Suspended for Racy Online Photos

October 3, 2012
The Houston Police Department suspended one of its sergeants, after an investigation revealed that she posted about 100 racy and nude photos of herself on a modeling Website.

A Flash of Metal: Edged Weapon Attacks

October 3, 2012

A Houston Police officer who shot a wheelchair-bound man who had attacked him with a pen has been roasted by media outlets who fail to grasp the dangers of edged weapons.

Houston Officer Fatally Shoots Man in Wheelchair

September 24, 2012
Brian Claunch, who had been living at the home for the past 18 months with two other men, ignored officers' commands and made threats against them and other occupants of the home, Garcia said the caretaker told him. Claunch trapped one of the officers in a corner, authorities said.

Rape Trial Begins for Former Houston Cop

September 5, 2012
A Houston Police officer faces five years to life if convicted of kidnapping, handcuffing, and raping a cantina waitress in a trial that began Tuesday.

NFL Star: I'm '200% Innocent' In Confrontation with Cop

July 13, 2012
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson told reporters at court that he is "200% innocent" of a misdemeanor resisting arrest charge stemming from a confrontation with Houston Police officers.
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