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Earlier this summer, law enforcement leaders in Dallas said homicide rates were the highest the city has seen in a decade. They’re expecting 228 by the end of the year. In one of case, police charged a man with killing 9-year-old Brandoniya Bennett who was shot in the head while sitting in her home on Aug. 14, reports The Dallas Morning News.

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Texas researchers plan to take a closer look at the disproportionate number of women of color who die during pregnancy and in the year after birth, including those who died by homicide.


SAPD Launches Violent Crime Task Force

Jan 18, 2017
Joey Palacios/TPR News

The San Antonio Police Department announced a new initiative Wednesday to crack down on violent crime across the city. The effort comes in response to a disturbing uptick in violent crime last year.  

SAPD investigated 151 homicides last year, a 61 percent increase from the year before. Chief William McManus says his Department is rolling out a violent crime task force, where covert units like the Homicide, Vice, Drug and Gang Units will coordinate.

PEARLAND, Texas — A Pearland woman has been arrested in the drowning deaths of her 15-month-old twin daughters. The Pearland Police Department announced that a 21-year-old woman was arrested Sunday on two counts of manslaughter. Authorities say the suspect found her daughters unresponsive in the bathtub of their home on Feb. 17 and called police.

The twins were taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital, and one died later that day. The other died Feb. 22 after being taken off life support. The Harris County Medical Examiner ruled the deaths were homicides.

PEARLAND, Texas — The Harris County medical examiner’s office has ruled the deaths of twin toddlers, after they were found unresponsive in a bathtub at their Pearland home, as homicides.

The Brazoria County district attorney’s office says no charges have been filed as of Wednesday night in the deaths of Sabrina and Savannah Russo, both 15 months old.