St John Barned-Smith Reporter
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St. John "Sinjin" Barned-Smith joined the Houston Chronicle in 2014 and covers public safety. Sinjin started his career in Philadelphia, spent two years in Paraguay in the Peace Corps, and prior to moving to Texas, worked at a small paper in Maryland.

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258 Articles
3 months ago
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Comptroller’s defunding accusation could cost Harris County law enforcement millions in budget in...

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar’s accusation that Harris County defunded law enforcement...

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4 months ago
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Texas comptroller accuses Harris County of defunding police, threatens to stymie 2023 budget

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar this week accused Harris County commissioners of defunding...

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4 months ago
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Texas comptroller accuses Harris County of defunding police, threatens to stymie 2023 budget

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar this week accused Harris County commissioners of defunding...

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4 months ago
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Texas police seized thousands from him in a raid led by a disgraced cop. He never got it back.

An untallied cost of the actions of disgraced former Houston narcotics officer Gerald...

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4 months ago
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Houston police seized thousands from him in a raid led by a disgraced cop. He never got it back.

An untallied cost of the actions of disgraced former Houston narcotics officer Gerald...

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4 months ago
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What to know about Houston PD's infamous no-knock raid that led to the deaths of 2 people

Here's what to know about Houston's infamous no-knock Harding Street raid that led to the...

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5 months ago
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Harris County DA wants fifth Goines conviction overturned after 'due process disaster'

Thursday's court action is the latest fallout from the 2019 Harding Street drug raid...

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5 months ago
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Illegal trash drives the most complaints on these Houston streets, and call volume is growing

Residents across Houston are facing constant illegal trash dumping, compounded by the...

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5 months ago
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Precinct 1 deputy under investigation after altercation with cyclists

Precinct 1 deputy under investigation after altercation with cyclists

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5 months ago
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Pete Arredondo steps down from Uvalde City Council

Pete Arredondo steps down from Uvalde City Council

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5 months ago
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Fireworks display at Second Baptist sparks 3-acre brush fire

Fireworks display at Second Baptist sparks 3-acre brush fire

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5 months ago
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Two teens killed after pool party in north Harris County turns violent

Two teens were shot to death Friday night at a pool party in north Harris County that...

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