Author Archives: Attorney Tristan LeGrande

Houston Police Dept. Fails to Investigate over 20,000 Criminal Cases

According to a report commissioned by the city, more than 20,000 burglary, theft, assault and hit-and-run cases were not investigated in 2013.  When I stumbled onto this story the explanation given was that HPD is understaffed.  This may be some of the reason this happened, but I am not buying that this is the only

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Appeals Court asked to reinstate manslaughter charges for two BP employees

Two BP employees were charged with manslaughter in connection with the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion that killed 11 offshore oil rig workers.  Prosecutors have asked the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to reinstate the charges after U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval Jr. threw out 11 counts of “seaman’s manslaughter.” Duval said the seaman’s manslaughter law

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School security gaurd assaults, handcuffs handicapped student to wheelchair

Yet another example of a glorified hall-monitor run a muck,  an Oakland High school guard brutally attacked a student, allegedly punching, handcuffing and dumping a handicapped student out of his wheel chair.  The Officer, Marchell Mitchell, has been charged with child abuse and fired. The details of this situation are deplorable. Mitchell was trying to

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