Harris County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Assaulted in County Jail
HARRIS COUNTY, TX -- The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a physical and sexual assault of a female sergeant by a county jail inmate.
On Monday, December 6, 2021, at about 2:00 p.m., a Harris County Sheriff’s Office sergeant reported an assault by a 27-year-old Harris County Jail male inmate in an administrative office on the fifth floor of the 1200 Baker Street jail facility. She was immediately taken to the jail clinic for treatment and later transported to a local hospital for further medical care and support services.
“The brutal attack of our Sheriff’s Office teammate warrants a thorough and swift investigation,” said Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. “Uncovering all the relevant facts related to this alleged assault is a top priority as we seek answers and justice. All our brave employees deserve to feel safe, and we will do everything to protect them. Our team’s immediate focus is offering a range of full support to our team member.”
The investigation remains in the early stages. In addition to the criminal investigation, an internal review will be conducted.