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Criminal Justice/Prosecution

AG Pax­ton Inter­venes in Law­suit Attempt­ing to Release Thou­sands of Vio­lent Inmates from the Dal­las Coun­ty Jail

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a motion to intervene into a federal lawsuit seeking to stop the release of inmates from the Dallas County Jail, including killers, rapists, arsonists and armed robbers.

April 13, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Files State­ment Oppos­ing Unjust, Blan­ket Bail Sys­tem in Houston

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton yesterday filed a statement with the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, opposing a consent decree the parties plan to enter in O’Donnell v. Harris County.

October 22, 2019 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton: Joint State­ment on Thomas Brown Inves­ti­ga­tion in Cana­di­an, Texas

This joint statement is regarding the investigation into the disappearance of Thomas Kelly Brown. The Office of the Attorney General, FBI, and the Texas Rangers briefed the 31st District Attorney’s Office on the findings of this case, and all parties concur with the investigative findings.

August 21, 2019 | Noteworthy

AG Paxton’s Child Exploita­tion Unit Arrests Austin Man for Pos­ses­sion of Child Pornography

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Child Exploitation Unit of his office arrested 52-year-old Charles Glenn Koss, of Austin, Texas, on three counts of possession of child pornography, a third-degree felony.

July 15, 2019 | Press Release

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