Constable Herman announces refiling of more than 100 criminal cases dismissed by judges, calls for accountability
Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman held a press conference Wednesday to announce a new initiative the agency has implemented to hold judges and magistrates accountable on criminal cases where they concluded a lack of probable cause.
The Harris County Deputies’ Organization, Houston Police Officer’s Union, and Crime Stoppers of Houston were also in attendance.
Herman said the issue has resulted in thousands of criminal cases being dismissed in Harris County. Herman said, as a result, the crime rate has gone up, public safety is compromised, and the safety of police officers in Harris County is in jeopardy.