By Paul Alexander
On a Fourth of July night in 2009, off-duty Houston police officer Tommy Harris was once assaulted by means of a stranger with doubtless no own motivation. In an instinctive try and safeguard himself, Harris wrestled his assailant to the ground—where he died inside minutes.
To many, Harris' activities looked like comprehensible self-defense. yet he used to be quickly stuck up in a media frenzy because the neighborhood District legal professional latched onto the case as a part of his bid for re-election. Paul Alexander's account of the botched police research, the District Attorney's competitive zeal, and the ordeal of a guy stuck among the 2 demonstrates precise literary prowess and a deep realizing of the style. the writer of the best-selling titles Murdered, Homicidal, and Mistried, Alexander offers compelling storytelling and new eye-witness debts to deliver this tale to life.
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Beau next explained to the officer what happened as they waited for police: The man began snoring, Beau rolled him onto his side, he and Tommy tried to revive him, but nothing worked. The man was still snoring when the first police car pulled up. Ramirez listened to Beau. Finally, he asked him about the terms he used when describing the altercation. “I’m a Black Belt in Brazilian Jujitsu,” Beau said. ” As Officer James Pavlock followed in his cruiser, the ambulance carrying Okhueleigbe had sped east on the Southwest Freeway, heading for the closest medical facility: Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.
A politically charged, high profile prosecution—against a Houston cop who killed an unarmed black man—could be a boon for his political aspirations. So when Stafford police gathered in the conference room on the morning of the Fourth, ultimately producing offense reports that would provide the basis of a potential prosecution, they knew the thinking of the Fort Bend district attorney. His staff had been working with them for hours. 4 John Healey became district attorney in 1992. Over the years, he oversaw an office that grew to include 45 prosecutors, an expansion resulting from Healey’s aggressive prosecution philosophy.
It appeared to him the man was leaving. Because her side of the bar had been used less that night, Lauren closed out first. April was still settling up when Lauren signed her paperwork and clocked out. m. ” Since Beau was figuring up April’s receipts, he again turned to Tommy. ” he said. “Absolutely,” Tommy said. Gathering up her belongings, Lauren left the club, escorted by Tommy. As they walked outside, Tommy noticed the white SUV was gone. Heading to Lauren’s car, they made idle chitchat about the customer.
Accused by Paul Alexander