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HPOU President Confirms To KTRH, HPD Dropped 2,000 Sexual Assault Cases

Lots of questions, but not a lot of answers as to why the HPD dropped several sexual assault cases, other than saying it was due to a lack of personnel.

What is shocking is the number of cases that were dropped.

"I do know that since 2021, we could have as many as 2,000 separate cases that were cleared due to lack of man-power" said Doug Griffith, president of the Houston Police Officers Union during a conversation with KTRH.

Some could make the argument for dropping other cases with other crimes, but Griffith says walking away from sexual assault cases is a real problem.

"We've got to find out who approved those, and we're going to have to hold somebody accountable" Griffith told KTRH, "There's absolutely no reason a crime like this should go uninvestigated. There is no way those cases should ever be cleared by lack of personnel. Period."

According to reports, HPD Chief Troy Finner is going to hold a news conference on Thursday.

"As a department, it's going to be a black eye on us" noted Griffith, "We have to step up, fix the issue, and make sure this never happens again."

HPD Chief Troy Finner will address this at a news conference Thursday afternoon.


Photo: Hearst Newspapers

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