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Bexar County District Attorney Nico LaHood wants to increase the punishment for people who commit serial physical abuse against children, the elderly, and the disabled.

LaHood made the announcement on Wednesday.  He pointed out that if there are no broken bones, a severed liver, ruptured organs, etc., they can only charge suspected abusers with a third degree felony, which means only up to 10 years in prison.

LaHood is proposing four changes to the penal code, Chapter 22.04

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The investigation of the fatal shooting of Gilbert Flores by Bexar County sheriff’s deputies is now in the hands of the District Attorney’s Office.

The Bexar County District Attorney’s Office received the majority of the investigation from the sheriff’s office of the deputy-involved shooting that occurred last month on Walnut Pass.  Upon receiving the case, the DA’s Office is now tasked with conducting its own review of the evidence.

Source: http://access.tarrantcounty.com/

FORT WORTH — The Tarrant County district attorney has sent disclosures to defense attorneys in thousands of criminal cases after finding notes from past misdemeanor prosecutors.

Tarrant County District Attorney Sharen Wilson told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram she launched the review after 22 binders were discovered and brought to her attention after she took office in January.

Wilson said the binders contained more than 6,000 notes entered by past misdemeanor prosecutors on forms seeking their observations about officers who served as witnesses. She said the forms, dated from 1993 to 2014, raised questions about the credibility of 16 officers and three breathalyzer operators.