Governor Rick Perry appointed Devon Anderson Harris County District Attorney on September 26th, 2013. She succeeds her late husband, Mike Anderson. On November 4th, 2014 she was elected by the voters of Harris County to complete her husband’s term. Devon Anderson was a prosecutor for 12 years at the Houston DA’s office trying some of the worst criminals including, the “Railroad Killer,” Angel Maturino Resendiz. Devon rose through the ranks of the office prosecuting offenses at every level. She was a Chief Felony prosecutor for 5 years and tried over 100 felony jury trials including 7 capital murders.
Houston Chronicle, October 6 - Houston Police Department officials are expected to present their "Body Worn Camera Program" to local lawmakers Tuesday morning. HPD will present a draft version of the department's general order and policies articulating how body-worn cameras will be used, managed and accounted for within the department. Calls for the devices' use has grown over the last year after increased scrutiny of police departments across the country over police officers' use of force. Thus far, HPD has equipped about 100 officers with the devices in a pilot program. Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson pledged about $1.9 million to help HPD and the Harris County Sheriff's Office equip their departments with the devices.
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