HPD, HCSO Receive Non-Sanctuary Grant Money

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The Justice Department last week began doling out hundreds of millions of dollars in grant money tied up in a major court battle over sanctuary cities, and in spite of popular belief, Houston-Harris County was on the receiving end of that cash.

Houston Police Department received nearly $1.2 million this year, mainly to cover overtime costs in high-crime areas. 

The Trump administration last year said it would only issue the money to local police which honor federal detention orders of illegal aliens. 

A spokesperson says HPD has been on the receiving end of the Byrne Justice Assistance Grants for 19 straight years. 

Harris County Sheriff's Department received a similar amount that is used for equipment, training, travel and other uses.

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