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Christina Nowak, Deputy Inspector General
September 13, 2023 -- Mayor Sylvester Turner announced today the appointment of Christina Nowak as the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of the Office of Policing Reform and Accountability for the City of Houston. Nowak will investigate complaints and work closely with the Independent Police Oversight Board (IPOB).

A native Houstonian raised in Alief, Nowak obtained her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin and her Juris Doctor from the South Texas College of Law. She replaces Crystal Okorafor, whom Mayor Turner appointed in 2021 as the City's first DIG. Okorafor resigned for a position in the private sector. Read the full Mayor's Office Press Release ...