Pasadena is the second largest city in Harris county and the 15th largest in the state, is is within the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown metropolitan area. Pasadena covers 44.2 square miles and has a population of about 153,000 people. Pasadena has 3 major freeway systems running through I-45, Highway 225, and the Sam Houston Tollway.
Pasadena is home to the Pasadena Convention Center which is a 2,850 seat multi-purpose area. The convention center hosts many local sporting events and concerts throughout the year. Pasadena also is home to the historic Pasadena Civic Center built in 1931 and seats just over 3,000. The civic center plays hosts to ballets, Broadway Musicals, Symphony Orchestras & Celebrity Speaking events. The Center has also hosted both the Prime Time Emmy Awards & the People’s Choice Awards. Obviously with such great cultural events and amazing local events, the area is highly targeted by local Law Enforcement Officers on the lookout for possible drunk drivers and has a higher than average amount of DWI cases.
The Harris County District Attorney’s office notified defense lawyers on Wednesday that a crime-scene investigator made errors in 65 cases.
In a newly obtained video, a Houston Police officer is seen balling his fist, punching a woman in the face and slamming her to the floor of a drunk-tank cell after she swung her elbow at the officer while questioning the no-refusal blood test.
The Harris County District Attorney's Office has dismissed 90 pending misdemeanor and felony drug cases after a deputy improperly destroyed evidence at the Precinct 4 Constable's Office.
The Harris County District Attorney's Office is forced to throw out more than 140 cases so far after it was discovered over 21,000 pieces of evidence was destroyed by the Precinct 4 Constable's Office.
The Harris County District Attorney's office is re-evaluating a decade's worth of DWI cases. This comes after the credentials of an expert witness, a toxicology analyst, were called into question.
There are over 1,000 cases under review because of the misuse of evidence. While 142 have been dismissed thus far, there has been a high number of cases in which evidence has been destroyed - most of the cases involving drug crimes.
After and expert's qualifications have been questioned, there are nearly 10 years of DWI cases being under review in Harris County.
After being questioned about her credentials in DWI cases, a woman responds publicly.
Expert witness has been accused of lying on the stand and moved down to a lower level position.