Houston lawyers demand federal investigation of Harris County DA’s office after evidence mishap

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HOUSTON - A local lawyer's association is calling in the 'big guns' to put the Harris County DA's Office under the microscope!

Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association (HCCLA) President Tyler Flood listed all the agencies he's called up. "The federal government, the FBI-  HCCLA has requested that the FBI get involved, we've notified the governor of the state of Texas and also the Texas Rangers," he said.

This is after the recent debacle of thousands upon thousands of pieces of evidence being destroyed by the Precinct 4 Constable's Office, which has an internal investigation already underway.

"The DA's office feels it's necessary that they need to investigate Precinct 4, but who's investigating the DA's office?" Flood questioned.

"And when you hear things like this, it kind of makes you question the public trust in the DA's office that they're out there really seeking justice," Flood declared.

So do we need an investigator to investigate the investigator?

Deputy Chris Hess was fired for his improper handling of evidence. "Chris Hess is the scapegoat in this deal," Flood insisted. "And to say that nobody knew what he was doing?"

With so many agencies being called on to investigate, perhaps someone will finally get to the bottom of what's going on in the Precinct 4 evidence room!

"This is the tip of the iceberg," Flood promised. "This is a much bigger story."