Harris County Advocacy Groups Blast DA Kim Ogg’s Push for Additional Prosecutors

December 9, 2019
Houston Style Magazine

Ahead of the Harris County Commissioners Court’s first set of preliminary budget hearings today, a slew of advocacy groups in and around Houston slammed Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg for an expected funding request for additional prosecutors for her office and called on Commissioners to reject the request, the fifth such ask by DA Ogg’s office since the start of 2019.

“District Attorney Kim Ogg is coming to you yet again to drastically increase the size of her office,” wrote the groups in a letter to the commission. “And she is doing it once again using troublingly flawed numbers and without any clear explanation of why she needs these additional prosecutors. We write today to ask you to stand up for public safety, the strength of our communities, and wise use of taxpayer dollars.”