Houston law enforcement vows to crackdown on crime — then this happens

Police taped off a portion of a parking lot behind Sharpstown Mall on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008, in Houston. Two men were expected to survive after having been shot Thursday in a drug-related shootout at an apartment complex across the street from a mall, police said. The shooting was initially reported as an attempted carjacking in the mall's parking lot. But investigators later determined the two unidentified men were injured during a gun battle involving up to five people inside an apartment at a complex across the street from Sharpstown Mall in southwest Houston, said Houston Police Capt. Bruce Williams. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Sharon Steinmann )

On Thursday, law enforcement personnel from the FBI, Houston Police, Harris County Sheriff’s Department and Harris County District Attorney’s Office all said they would work together to tamp down violent crime like robberies and shootings. The announcement, made at a press conference, follows an increase in violent crime in Houston, according to KPRC.

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Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said that “there will be no more slaps on the wrist” for those who break the law in Harris County. “We’re going after the worst of the worst,” Acevedo said.

However, last week, a former Houston Independent School District (ISD) police officer named Jacob Ryan Delgadillo pleaded guilty to having an improper relationship with a student and only received five years of probation, according to the Chronicle.

He will lose his law enforcement license, and if he violates the terms of the parole, he could be subjected to the maximum punishment. But as part of the plea, he will not have the charge on his record if he successfully completes the five-year term and will not have to register as a sex offender. Two counts of indecency with a child were also dismissed as part of the plea.

Does “worst of the worst” only apply to violent criminals and not sex offenders?

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