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Criminal Justice/Prosecution

AG Pax­ton Con­grat­u­lates Appre­hen­sion Unit on Arrest of Top 10 Most Want­ed Fugitive

Attorney General Ken Paxton today congratulated the Sexual Offender Apprehension Unit for arresting Randall Keith Murray, a confirmed gang member who failed to comply with the terms of his parole following a four-year prison sentence for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in Galveston County.

July 29, 2020 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton Applauds Court for Uphold­ing Rule of Law and Pro­hibit­ing the Release of Dan­ger­ous Indi­vid­u­als from Dal­las Jails

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today applauded the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas in Dallas for preventing the release of dangerous inmates from the Dallas County Jail, including killers, rapists, arsonists and armed robbers.

April 27, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton: Texas Supreme Court Over­turns Injunc­tion Against Gov­er­nor Abbott’s Exec­u­tive Order Pro­hibit­ing the Release of Dan­ger­ous Individuals

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today praised the Texas Supreme Court for ruling that the Travis County District Court improperly issued a temporary restraining order against Governor Abbott’s Executive Order (GA 13), which prevents the release of potentially dangerous individuals from Texas jails.

April 23, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Defends Gov­er­nor Abbott’s Exec­u­tive Order Pro­hibit­ing the Release of Dan­ger­ous Indi­vid­u­als from Dal­las Jails

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today urged the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas in Dallas to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to release dangerous inmates from the Dallas County Jail, including killers, rapists, arsonists and armed robbers.

April 15, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Applauds Court for Uphold­ing Gov­er­nor Abbott’s Exec­u­tive Order Pre­vent­ing the Release of Dan­ger­ous Indi­vid­u­als from Texas Jails

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today applauded the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Houston for preventing the mass release of felony arrestees in Harris County, including those charged with violent crimes or who have a violent criminal history.

April 15, 2020 | Press Release

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 Applauds Texas Supreme Court Stay Block­ing Unlaw­ful Dis­trict Court Order that Allowed the Release of Poten­tial­ly Dan­ger­ous Individuals

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today applauded the Texas Supreme Court for issuing a stay, halting a district court decision enjoining Governor Abbott’s Executive Order (GA 13), which prevented the release of potentially dangerous individuals on personal bonds without any individual assessment of their risk to the community.

April 13, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Files Inter­ven­tion to Pre­vent the Release of Over 4,000 Dan­ger­ous Indi­vid­u­als in Har­ris County

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed an intervention to prevent the release of thousands of felony arrestees on personal recognizance bonds, which would allow dangerous criminals to roam freely and commit more crimes during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  

March 29, 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