On November 4, 2014, the voters of Harris County elected Devon Anderson District Attorney. Devon is leading the office forward and establishing it as the flagship prosecutor’s office in the United States.
Just 10 months after taking office, Devon successfully prosecuted cop-killer, Harlem Lewis, sending him to Death Row for the senseless murders of Bellaire police officer Jimmie Norman and Good Samaritan Terry Taylor on Christmas Eve 2012.
Since that trial, Devon has focused on increasing the office’s ability to prosecute new classes of criminals like human traffickers, a growing gang population in Harris County, and money launderers who profit from dangerous industries like drug cartels, prostitution and gambling. She also has grown the office by over 100 new positions and exponentially increased training for staff in all areas of the office ensuring the implementation of new technologies and strategies to stay ahead of criminals.