Patrick Quinn, a former Cy-Fair Independent School District Police Officer, pled guilty Wednesday to Official Oppression and was sentenced to one year in the Harris County Jail.
On August 11, 2014, Officer Quinn pulled over a woman driving along Jones Road in Northwest Harris County. He told the woman her insurance had expired and that he smelled marijuana in her car. Quinn then asked her to sit in the back of his
Cy-Fair ISD patrol car while he searched her vehicle. Officer Quinn told the woman he had found drug paraphernalia in her car and threatened to arrest her. Officer Quinn then told the woman that he had a foot fetish and that he would let her go if she would allow his to smell and lick her feet. The woman told investigators and prosecutors with the Civil Rights Division of the Harris County District Attorney’s Office that when she removed her boots and socks and placed her feet on the passenger seat Officer Quinn told her she had a third option, give him her underwear. The complainant stated she was wearing athletic short under her skirt which she removed and tried to hand to Officer Quinn but that Officer Quinn did not take the underwear and told her she was free to go.
A subsequent investigation by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office Civil Rights Division located three additional persons stopped by Officer Quinn and subjected to sexual comments and demands.
“Police officers must be trusted to carry out their duties with the highest level of ethics and character,” said Civil Rights Chief Prosecutor Julian Ramirez. “They cannot be allowed to operate above the law and maintaining the public’s trust in law enforcement is essential.”
“The reality is many victims of this kind of conduct don’t come forward but, because of the courage of the victims who spoke up, Mr. Quinn will never again be able to use a badge to prey on the people he should have been protecting,” said Assistant District Attorney Allison Buess.
Patrick Quinn previously worked as a police officer in Victoria, Texas from 2012-2014 and McAllen, Texas from 2011-2012.
A Montgomery County woman is going to prison for 10 years after targeting the person…
Prosecutors say 59 year old Carol Ann Davis was sentenced to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine for retaliating against an FBI agent who testified against her in a past criminal case.
Davis, who represented her self during the trial, was found guilting in an hour after the retired agent said he received threatening calls along with emails from Davis.
That agent also said Davis targeted his wife and daughter.
The Spring resident is also accused of harassing an Assistant Texas Attorney General and a defense attorney.
It appears the Sheriff in Waller County still has some detractors who are pushing for his removal from office.
How bad is it? It’s so bad that someone has posted this Craigs List ad pleading with someone to run against Sheriff Glenn Smith.
Smith has been the target of scrutiny since Sandra Bland died in the Waller County jail back in July.
The ad says the people of the community need someone that can be a true leader and communicate often with the residents.
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The lettering work on the exterior of Houston Police Headquarters at 1200 Travis is complete and now bears its official name as the Edward A. Thomas Building.
A photo of the building with its new lettering is attached to this news release.
In a formal ceremony on July 27, the building at 1200 Travis was renamed in honor of retired Senior Police Officer Edward A. Thomas for his 63 years of exemplary service and dedication to the department. On August 10, “Mr. Thomas,” as he was affectionately known throughout the department, passed away at the age of 95.
In 1948, Officer Thomas graduated from Cadet Class #1 and received numerous awards, commendations and letters of appreciation during his HPD career.
Officer Thomas was one of the first African American police officers to join HPD and served during a time of systemic discrimination throughout the department. However, Mr. Thomas persevered and served with dedication and hard work. His more than six decades of hard work and courage paved the way for African American and minority officers.
At the time of his retirement, Mr. Thomas was the most revered and respected officer within the Houston Police Department.
It is with great regret that I have to report that Nicole Zimmerman lost her battle with cancer this morning. She is the young lady who had to get married really soon (2 weeks ago) because the doctors at MD Anderson said she wouldn’t make it to her original wedding date at the end of the month. Prayers to her new husband Fred, their son and the rest of her family.
UPDATE: Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting at 3545 Blodgett
Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of one man and the wounding of another at 3545 Blodgett about 11:50 a.m. on October 9.
The suspect, Jartis Leon LeBlanc, Jr. (b/m, 22), is charged with murder and aggravated assault-serious bodily injury in the 179th State District Court for his role in the killing of Brent Demond Randall, 18, of Houston. A photo of suspect LeBlanc is attached to this news release.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant S. Murdock and Senior Police Officer B. Evans reported:
Mr. Randall and the second victim were standing outside the Texas Southern University Courtyard Apartments at the above address when they were approached by an unknown black male suspect. The suspect produced a semi-automatic handgun and began firing at the victims, striking both of them. The suspect then fled into the building and later exited out a side door.
Randall was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The other victim was taken to an area hospital in stable condition.
Further investigation led to the identity of LeBlanc as a suspect in this case. Last Friday evening (Oct. 16), officers were dispatched to a residence at 6327 Knox and were advised LeBlanc was hiding in the attic of the residence. Members of the SWAT team arrived and used loud speakers to communicate with LeBlanc, who surrendered a short time later without incident.
Energy Executive and Texas Southern University Foundation Trustee Ramon Manning and his wife Karen, hosted a private higher education luncheon event at their home in Houston’s Third Ward for Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Houston area higher education leaders.
During the luncheon event, Governor Abbott discussed a variety of higher education related initiatives, as well as public safety issues on campuses across the state of Texas. In the photograph with State of Texas Governor Greg Abbott from left to right are: Dr. John M. Rudley, President of Texas Southern University; Energy Executive and Texas Southern University Foundation Trustee Ramon Manning and Dr. James W. Ward, Provost and Vice-President of Academic Affairs. Photo courtesy of Emperial Photography.
29 year old Conrad Barrett will be in federal court this morning in Houston to face sentencing for what prosecutors call a racist attack.
It was back in 2013 when Barrett went out looking for someone Black to knockout as part of a the then popular knockout game.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Ruben Perez says Barrett found that victim in Katy walking down the street.
That person was a 79 year old African American man who found himself punched in the face and knocked out by Barrett.
79 year old victim at fox 26 studios
The senior citizen was hospitalized and his face left permanently disfigured by the racist attack.
Barrett has entered a guilty plea and will be in federal court Friday morning for his sentencing.
The victim, who spoke with the Factor back in 2014, says he believes Barrett wanted to kill him.
Perez says Barrett’s goal as part of the knockout game was to video tape the attack.
Barrett was charged under the federal hate crime law!