What happened in early September was completely avoidable. Let me make myself clear, the officers were acting on orders. This is a failure of leadership, not of the officers. Just as surgeons and pilots have a checklist before beginning their work, so too should those who are involved in the felony warrant process. And that begins with a 3-point confirmation process starting at the top to ensure they are deploying officers to the correct address. Grave mistakes like this only serve to further degrade civilian trust in law enforcement and my mission is to right that ship in Harris County.
I’ll also connect civilians with law enforcement through technology that already exists, but is not being utilized anywhere within HCSO. Imagine knowing when there is an active crime within a 2-mile radius of you, your children, or your home. We will roll out an app so that you are able to act on safety alerts in real time.