Texas Police News.jpg
Galco.jpg
                  

  


 

Police union president blames judge for deadly shooting of HPD officer
Houston
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   Hutto Police Department - Hiring Police Officers
ߦ   Police Officer - Texas A&M University Galveston
ߦ   Police Chief Position - City of Santa Fe
ߦ   Let "Texas Police News" Help You Recruit New Officers
ߦ   Astroworld security guards file suit against Travis Scott, Live Nation
ߦ   How Texas favorite Luby's is stepping in to help find a local dog
ߦ   Mother of Texas student who hit Black high school teacher speaks out
ߦ   Vidor narcotics distribution investigation leads to arrests
ߦ   26th Annual Texas Crime Stoppers Campus Conference
ߦ   Ex-Kansas Officer Who Sued Sheriff's Deputy Killed by Police
ߦ   FBI Seeks Public Help To Identify NW Houston Bank Robber
ߦ   How do U.S. law enforcement agencies screen for insider threats?
ߦ   Lufkin Police Investigating Fatal Crash
ߦ   Nearly 750 shelter pets get a taste of Thanksgiving
ߦ   Partnerships Lead to Great Homes for Children
ߦ   U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Solicitor General Supreme Court Briefs Update
ߦ   UPDATE: Man allegedly tries to hit officers with vehicle and is shot by police
ߦ   Woke culture has hit our police hard and now it threatens our safety
ߦ   Mail Truck Rollover
ߦ   'Rittenhouse -- NOT GUILTY!': Gov. Greg Abbott, Texas leaders react to jury's verdict

   Next >>
 
Search Archives:

The president of the Houston Police Officers' Union says he wants answers from at least one judge who granted a suspected killer a low bond.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- As officers mourn the loss of senior Officer William "Bill" Jeffrey, questions are mounting as to why the shooter wasn't behind bars.


"I don't even want to say his name," Douglas Griffith, president of the Houston Police Officers' Union, said.

According to police, Jeffrey was serving 30-year-old Deon Ledet a high-level narcotics arrest warrant when he was shot and killed. Ledet was also killed in the shooting.

ORIGINAL STORY: Houston police officers shot: 1 officer killed, 1 injured while executing warrant in NE Harris Co.

Ledet has a lengthy criminal record, dating back to 2008, according to court records.

In 2015, Ledet was sentenced to 10 years for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Most recently, he was charged with felony possession in 2020.

ABC13 obtained records from the district attorney's office, filing a motion for a hearing to deny bail, arguing that Ledet is a twice-convicted felon.

However, court records show Judge Greg Glass of the 208th District Court, instead, not only granted bond, but lowered bond to $10,000 and $20,000.


ABC13's Ted Oberg tried to speak with Glass earlier this summer when 13 Investigates uncovered he was one of four judges who has not held a single trial in more than a year and a half.

Glass refused to answer Ted then, and now Griffith is demanding answers from the judge.

"He told him he needed to get an ankle monitor and did that happen? No, it did not," Griffith said. "His bond was revoked, and he was still out on the streets."

Griffith wants Glass to be held accountable.

"It's sick to see this happen over and over again, and Judge Glass, you have some explaining to do," Griffith said.

ABC13 reached out to Glass's office but has not heard back yet.

Post a comment
Name/Nickname:
(required)
Email Address: (must be a valid address)
(will not be published or shared)
Comments: (plain text only)
Printer Friendly Format  Printer Friendly Format    Send to a Friend  Send to a Friend    RSS Feed  RSS Feed
© 1999-2021 The Police News. All rights reserved.