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Harris County First Open Lesbian District Attorney Sworn In

Harris County First Open Lesbian District Attorney Sworn In

As the first openly lesbian district attorney, Kim Ogg is making history and aims to change the broken criminal justice system in Houston, Texas.

 

HOUSTON — NOV 4 — In a state that went for Trump in the 2016 presidential election, native Houstonian Kim Ogg, an Democrat, sweep the county with nearly 60 percent of the vote. Officially making her the newly elected District Attorney of Harris County, and the first openly lesbian to lead the largest DA’s office in the South.

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(L) Kim Ogg, and partner (R) Olivia Jordan

Having been officially sworn in as the first open lesbian for Harris County District Attorney, her son and life partner by her side. Ogg, who campaigned on victim’s rights, formally took the oath at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, a day prior to the public inauguration on Monday.

“I welcome all of you to a new era of criminal justice,” Ogg said. “My vision for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office is for us together to fulfill this purpose, by making our paramount goal public safety and evidence-based justice for all,” she explained.

“I welcome all of you to a new era of criminal justice” – Kim Ogg, Harris County District Attorney

Winning the office in a Democratic tidal wave, Ogg says she strives to accomplish, “keeping the public safe, constantly strive for equality in our use of prosecutorial discretion, to treat those accused of crimes fairly and to treat all crime victims with dignity.”

Ogg thanked her partner of 32 years, Olivia Jordan, their son, Jack, her colleagues in the DA’s office, law enforcement officials and many others during the ceremony.

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Suspect In Montrose Hit & Run Death Worked In Montrose As Bartender

A man wanted for a deadly hit and run in Montrose last January worked in Montrose

HOUSTON — DEC 21 — Appearing in a video, a New Caney, Texas man has been officially charged with felony ‘Failure to Stop and Render Aid’ in a Harris County court room today relating to the January 8, 2016 death of Michael Alexander Hill in Montrose.

Emmanuel Salgado, 25, has been employed by local Montrose bar Boheme. Just 4 small blocks from where Hill was killed.

According to Salgado’s Facebook account, Salgado left the United States for Frankfurt, Germany ten days after Hill died. It is unknown if he was fleeing in possible fear of arrest.

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Casey Ray Speaking with ABC KTRK 13 Houston (photo by About News)

“Yes, an arrest has been made,” Michael Hill Sr, the father of Hill confirmed exclusively to About News via text message this morning. “There is irrefutable proof in the case via blood evidence found on [Salgado] the vehicle from my son.”

“He touched the life of every person he met,” said one of Hill’s close friends Casey Ray. “I was shocked when the suspect was identified,” Ray says of Salgado as the individual responsible for his friend’s death. “I have actually bought drinks from him before, it’s hard to process.”

The death of Hill left a void in many of the LGBTQ+ community. “Alex was a good man and so sweet.” Hill’s father said. “Nobody ever had anything bad to say.”

Salgado is currently in the Harris County Jail with a bond of $30,000.

 

 

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Houston Police Capture Suspect In Deadly Montrose Hit And Run

Michael Alexander Hit and Run Montrose

After Wrongfully Arresting A Katy Man, The Houston Police Department Has Made Another Arrest In The Montrose Hit And Run That Killed Michael Alexander Hill In January 2016.

HOUSTON — DEC 21 — A New Caney, Texas man has been arrested by the Houston Police Department and charged in the fatal hit and run of Michael Alexander Hill that took place in Montrose almost a year ago.

A tragic death of a beloved LGBTQ+ community member shocked the Montrose community last year when Hill, was fatally hit and left for dead in the 400 block of Westheimer Road at Taft Street while he was walking to meet friends at Meteor.

Emmanuel Salgado 25, of 21000 block of Live Oak in New Caney, Texas has been charged and indicted by a grand jury in Harris County with ‘Failure To Stop And Render Aid.’ The case is pending in Harris County Criminal court 182nd. Salgado is currently in the Harris County Jail with a bond of $30,000.emmanuel-salgado-michael-hill-hit-and-run-montrose-2016-1024x982 Houston Police Capture Suspect In Deadly Montrose Hit And Run

The father of Michael Hill had notified local media of an arrest stating “DNA analysis confirmed Alex’s blood was on the perpetrators vehicle.” But the Houston Police Department and the Harris County Sheriff Office had not responded to media requests at the time of this post.

According to Salgado’s social media, he is believed to be a bartender at Bohme Bar in Montrose.

We will update you as more details become available.

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Alleged Drunk Driver Hits F Bar Passenger Bus Then Flees Scene

Alleged Drunk Driver Hits F Bar Passenger Bus Then Flees Scene
(Photo by HPD) Kasey Joe Lunar

An Alleged Drunk Driver Flees Scene After Hitting Passenger Bus Owned By Local LGBTQ+ Nightclub.

 

HOUSTON Oct. 23 — Sunday night an alleged drunk driver collided with F Bar Houston’s passenger bus in Montrose. The driver of a red Mini Cooper then fled the scene.

The driver has been identified as Kasey Joe Lunar, a 21 year-old of Dickinson, TX. According to Houston Police ‘the driver was headed northbound on Stanford’ when he failed to stop. His vehicle then made contact with the passenger bus. The suspect, then according to witnesses, fled on foot into the surrounding neighborhood.

Houston Police were able to contact Lunar via cellphone and convince him to return to the scene. He returned, and was charged with a DWI. Court documents show Lunar had a blood alcohol level of 0.15.

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(Photo by About News) F Bar Houston Passenger Shuttle Hit By Drunk Driver On Sunday!

“He took off on foot after he hit our bus,” Irwin Palchick, owner of F Bar, stated to About News.

Houston Police Officer stated ‘the driver had been to JR’s Bar and Grill and F Bar, in that order,’ prior to the accident upon request by Palchick.

“There was no one on our bus, and it had very little damage,” Palchick said. The suspect’s car received visible damage and was towed.

Lunar has posted a $5000.00 bond and has been released pending his first court appearance.

 

By Cade Michals (About News, About Magazine)

 

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