Mayor's Office

Press Release

Mayor Parker releases statement on HPD Homicide Division Investigation




April 4, 2014 -- The severity of this cannot be minimized. The victims and family members involved in these cases deserved better. However, the action of a few individuals should not devalue the work done by the rest of the homicide division, or by the 5,300 men and women who serve and protect our city on a daily basis.


Chief McClelland has taken effective and corrective action regarding the officers involved and has tightened policies and procedures to keep this from happening again. The public can rest assured that HPD will pursue every possible lead when it comes to murder investigations.