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Criminal Justice/Prosecution

State­ment by Attor­ney Gen­er­al Ken Pax­ton on Mur­der of Deputy Dar­ren Goforth

"Acts of violence against our brave law enforcement in Texas will not be tolerated. We should take all steps necessary to prosecute those who commit them to the fullest extent possible under the law. I commend the Harris County Sheriff's office and the Harris County DA's office for their swift work apprehending and charging this dangerous criminal for this heinous murder of a Texas law enforcement officer."

August 29, 2015

Joint Sting Oper­a­tion Leads to Arrest of 16 Sus­pect­ed Child Predators

The Texas Attorney General’s Office (OAG) today announced the arrest of 16 suspected child predators following a joint sting operation between the OAG’s Child Exploitation Unit, the Johnson County Special Crimes Unit and Sheriff’s Office, and the Cleburne and Burleson Police departments.

July 20, 2015

Attor­ney Gen­er­al Pax­ton State­ment on Dal­las Police Depart­ment Attack

"The attack on the Dallas Police Department and its officers is a dangerous reminder of the unpredictable threats our men and women in law enforcement face every day. Led by Chief David Brown, the department’s response has been professional, working to end this situation as quickly, and as safely, as possible."

June 13, 2015

Attor­ney Gen­er­al Inves­ti­ga­tion Lands Cor­pus Christi Man in Jail on Three Counts of Child Pornography

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced the Attorney General’s Child Exploitation Unit successfully executed a search warrant at a residence in Corpus Christi resulting in the arrest of Francisco Granillo Jaczan, 47, for three counts of Possession of Child Pornography. It was the second arrest for Possession of Child Pornography this week in Corpus Christi following an investigation by the Child Exploitation Unit.

May 15, 2015